The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1890

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The schr. Straubenzie arrived light from Oswego.

The schr. Julia left yesterday for Oswego with barley.

The schr. Singapore left this morning to load ice at Howe Island.

The Resolute and Puritan, with ice, cleared from Deseronto yesterday.

The Captain of the schr. Acacia has not purchased an interest in the boat.

The schrs. Annie Falconer and Hanlan are loading barley for Charlotte and Oswego.

The schr. Breck was expected here today from Brockville. She will go to Bath to load ice.

The schrs. Trade Wind and Flora Emma are loading ice at Dead Man's Bay for the Rathbun company. The ice will be taken to Charlotte.

Yesterday the storm signal was put up at Folger's wharf for the first time this year. It was number 4, signifying wind from the westward. It came.

During the gale last night the schr. Hanlan, anchored light at Collinsby, was driven ashore. It has not been learned if any damage was done to her.

No decision has yet been given in the case against the owners of the str. Pierrepont, brought by the owners of a schooner which ran aground at Grindstone Island.

Navigation is now open at Deseronto. The tug Rescue arrived Tuesday with the barge Puritan in tow from Belleville, loaded with ice. The str. Reliance left for Charlotte with the schr. Picton with ice. The schr. Pilot, for Picton with lumber, left yesterday. The schr. Two Brothers, aground in the Napanee River, is now off.

A heavy gale prevailed last evening and caused navigation to be dangerous. The schrs. Dudley and Vienna, which cleared yesterday with cargoes of ice for Charlotte, had to run back. They anchored opposite Murney Tower all night. A quantity of lumber was blown away from the dry dock property. The timber could not be seen this morning. Two boats owned by A. McCorkell were carried away. One of them is a sail boat. He's afraid they will be destroyed.

Trent Valley Canal - Commissioners are in the city to take evidence as to the advantage or disadvantage of a canal being built from the Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario. Many Kingstonians are not enthusiastically in sympathy with the scheme. There are about 100 miles of the canal navigable and locks have been placed at different points but the national construction of the canal has not yet been started. If the water ways are deepened and made into a ship canal it will extend to the Georgian Bay by a circuitous route to Trenton. (details)

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1890