The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1889

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The schr. H. Dunn is on her way from Toledo with timber for Kingston.

The tug David G. Thompson arrived last night with four barges from Montreal, light.

The steamer George Harris has been on Davis' dry dock, for a new wheel and minor repairs.

Sailors are very scarce at Toronto, and vessels find difficulty in procuring men at any price.

The schr. Ella Murton left this morning for Grindstone Island to load paving stones for Toronto.

The steamer Maynard, which has gone into winter quarters, is receiving all necessary repairs.

The water in Lake Ontario is unusually low at present, and almost daily boats get aground on entering or leaving Port Dalhousie harbor.

The Genesee River & Lake Ontario Steamboat Company ran behind $5,300 during the past season. The company owns the str. Sylvan Stream.

While the str. Rosedale was passing up the canal Sunday two of the deck hands had an encounter. One of them was badly cut with a razor. He was left at Port Colborne in charge of a physician.

The steamer Algerian, commanded by Capt. Trowell, Kingston, was the only boat of the line that went through all the rapids in daylight this season, the other boats having to take the Lachine Canal on several occasions. This speaks well for Capt. Trowell's skill as a navigator.

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The schr. Nellie Hunter from Oswego is discharging coal for Breck & Booth.

On Sunday evening the schr. Pandora from Sault Ste. Marie with wood for Cleveland ran into Port Huron and collided with a barge. The latter was sunk. The Pandora was slightly injured. When repaired she will bring coal from Cleveland to the city for Breck & Booth.

Mr. Leslie is meeting with great success in the matter of raising the wrecking apparatus which went down with the schr. Gaskin near the str. Armstrong. Nearly all of it has been raised, and in a few days Mr. Leslie will be in a position to work at the str. Armstrong. The schr. Jessie Breck is proving very useful.

The prop. St. Magnus, of Hamilton, from West Superior with a cargo of wheat, was caught in Thursday's gale when off Outer Island, and was so roughly handled before she could reach shelter under Keweenaw Point, that a portion of her cargo was damaged. The captain noted a protest at Sault Ste. Marie and left for Kingston.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1889