The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1889

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The str. Monteagle is on her way from Chicago with corn.

The str. Veronica will arrive this evening with corn from Chicago.

The schr. Eliza Fisher cleared this morning for Oswego with lumber.

The Portsmouth marine railway will be ready for service next week.

Extensive improvements will be made to the water power canal at Sault Ste. Marie.

The schr. P.E. Young, from Grindstone Island, is discharging paving stones at Toronto.

Capt. Dix, of the schr. White Oak, who has been sick for several weeks, is getting better.

The schr. Picton, while going through the eastern gap near Toronto on Monday, stuck and had to be pulled off by a tug.

Thomas McGee, one of the oldest mariners on the lakes, died at Sandusky, aged 81 years. He had sailed over half a century, retiring about 10 years ago.

It is said that parties are trying to purchase the str. Islander, and should a sale be effected, Folger Bros. will at once commence the construction of a steamer that in point of beauty, safety and speed will surpass any boat ever seen on the St. Lawrence.

On Oct. 2nd the schr. George Finney arrived at Buffalo laden with wheat from Toledo. She was in a dilapidated condition, minus a foremast, mainsail and jibboom. She was struck by a waterspout off Port Colborne and violently twisted until her decks were filled to the rail. She had a narrow escape from foundering. Capt. Rierdan says he saw five water spouts at the lower end of Lake Erie and dodged two of them.

General Paragraphs - The death of Mr. Donnelly, father of Capt. John Donnelly, sr., occurred at St. Catharines yesterday.

Incidents Of The Day - The engineer of the dry dock, it seems, did not condemn the stone at the Wolfe Island quarry. The contractors want to get a place where a sufficient amount of stone can be got for the building of the dock.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1889