The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 17, 1890

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Capt. Armstrong has sold the schooner Ella Murton to David Fertaw at Detroit for $3,000.

St. Ignace parties are negotiating for the str. Northern Belle and will put her on a passenger route.

Thomas Randall has sold to George E. Wood, of Chicago, one half of the schr. Eagle Wing for $2,000.

The schr. John S. Richards, built in 1869, measuring 260 tons, has been sold to Capt. Christie, of Erie, for $5,500.

A third interest in the schooner F.C. Leighton has been sold by Frank Harlow to Benjamin Calhoun, of Chicago, for $2,500.

The schooner Thomas Gawn has been chartered for ore from Escanaba to Ohio ports at $1.10. The str. H.D. Coffinberry will tow her.

The latest from the propeller Armour is from the str. Sea Gull, which reports that she lies one mile down the river on the American side in forty feet of water.

Detroit longshoremen propose to open the season at thirty cents an hour, fifty cents an hour to be received for overtime and Sunday work. This schedule to govern only until June 1st.

The schooner George Clinton, 319 tons measurement, has been sold by Murbach and Folger, of Elyria, O., to J.F. Sheehan, Detroit. The selling price was $5,500. Of this $4,000 was in cash, the balance to be paid this year.

Steamers of the Wolf and Davidson company's fleet will be officered as follows: Fred. Pabst, Capt. D.P. Craine; W.H. Wolf, Capt. Sam Shannon; Thomas Davidson, Capt. Jere Coleman; George A. Dyer, Capt. Elmer W. Craine.

A steamer laden with fish reached Duluth from Port Arthur one day last week. Such an event has hitherto been unknown at this season of the year. Until this last freeze-up there was no ice in Lake Superior from Thunder Bay to Duluth, along the north shore, thick enough to stop a rowboat.

Furthering Its Interests - Capt. Mooney is in charge of the wrecking party working at the steamer Armstrong, sunk near Brockville. The Times says: "Since Capt. Mooney has been in charge of the wrecking party work has been accomplished quickly, and the way in which he has handled things generally reflects great credit upon him. He is a man who understands his business, and is always on the lookout to further the company's interests."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 17, 1890