The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 2, 1890

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The schr. H. Dudley cleared for Toledo today, light.

Mr. Leslie (Lesslie?) has purchased the schooner Philo Bennett from Breck & Booth.

The schrs. Folger and Dudley are loading ice for the Rathbun Company.

The schrs. Carveth and Jamieson come to Kingston to load ice for Charlotte.

The schr. Grantham is being painted and thoroughly repaired for this season's work.

Capt. John Leonard, Ogdensburg, has left for Buffalo to fit up the steam barge Mecosta, of which he is master.

Several schooners arrived yesterday to load ice at Wolfe Island. They were towed across by the str. Pierrepont.

James W. Estes has been engaged as chief engineer of the str. Ontario, plying between Oswego and Alexandria Bay.

The schr. Jessie Breck is expected to arrive here this week from Brockville. She will be the first schooner to come up the river.

The schr. Suffel, driven on the beach, has been floated and is now in the Hamilton canal. Her cargo of egg coal was purchased by Messrs. D.R. Dewey & Co.. About 200 tons of the cargo had to be taken off the vessel.

It has been decided to remove the vessels and accomplish the raising of the Armstrong by driving long spiles into the river bottom, placing cross timbers and raising her by jacks. The schooners will be fitted out for the season's business.

The schr. Watertown, which went ashore on Bear's Creek last Thursday morning, is a total wreck. The work of stripping her was commenced yesterday. The boat was worth $7,000; no insurance was carried. Folger Bros. have a two-thirds interest in her.

Samuel Mulligan, one of the wrecking hands at the steamer Armstrong, was badly hurt yesterday by a guy rope breaking and striking him on the face, inflicting severe wounds, especially over the right eye. Six stitches were needed to draw the wounded parts together. Mr. Mulligan belongs to this city, and this season will be mate on the Neelon.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 2, 1890