The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1889

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The sloop Laura D. cleared today for Picton, to load 3,000 bushels of peas for Cape Vincent.

The steamer Rothesay is fast disappearing, and if she is not removed shortly there will be nothing left but the machinery.

About 10,000 bushels of corn have been taken out of the schr. Vickery, sunk off Thousand Island Park. About that much more will be removed and then an attempt will be made to raise her.

The schr. Emma, owned by Capt. Frank Phelps, Chaumont, while loading barley for J.A. Scobell at Cape Vincent, was driven ashore and a hole stove in her bottom. She had only 200 bushels aboard. She lies on her beams end with three feet of water in the hold.

It is expected that the two pontoons which are having bulkheads put in them at Collinsby, will be taken to the scene of the Armstrong on Tuesday, and, if the weather is favorable, will be sunk the following day. They will be dropped immediately on top of the pontoons now in position on the wreck. Wire cables are also being put under the vessel in addition to the heavy iron chains already there. When active operations are resumed it is confidently expected that the "old reliable" will be brought to the surface in a couple of days.

Incidents Of The Day - James Johnston, appointed steamboat inspector at Owen Sound, is an old Garden Islander, and served as engineer on several steamers there.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1889