The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1890

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Thomas Barlow will be first engineer on the steamer Kathleen.

Clayton parties sold 600 tons of ice and realized a net profit of $600.

Last night ice was formed on the harbour. It was very thin and soon melted.

The str. Blanchard is chartered at Chicago for Kingston with a load of wheat.

The St. Lawrence canoe company, Clayton, has received an order for 3 canoes from Reading, England.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is expected here tomorrow from Sodus Point to load barley for Oswego.

Another advance in grain freights is reported from Chicago, the rate on corn to Kingston is 5 cents.

Capt. Andrew Dunlop will be master of the str. Kathleen this season on her usual route up the Rideau.

The str. Junita will commence running from Clayton to Gananoque this week under Capt. Rattray, owner.

The schr. Watertown is not so badly damaged as first reported. The owners expected that she would be got off sometime today.

The vessels at the Armstrong wreck stood Fridays gale well. The timbers held all right, but 2 cables used in lashing the vessels together snapped.

The str. Minnie, launched at Alexandria Bay last Thursday, is running between Clayton and Alexandria Bay making 2 daily trips under Capt. W. Wescott.

The Murray Canal will be open for navigation in May. Already vessel owners are making arrangements to utilize the canal and the Hepburn Line of steamers between Charlotte and Montreal will take this route calling at Belleville, Trenton and Brighton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1890