The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 11, 1890

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The prop. Scotia cleared for Charlotte, light, yesterday.

The str. Norseman goes on her route about April 20th.

The str. Hastings will run from Toronto to Wilson, N.Y.

The Saxon of Picton is loading ice for Charlotte at Belleville.

The schr. W.Y. Emery, from Picton, is discharging ice at Charlotte.

The schr. Van Straubenzie cleared for the foot of Wolfe Island to load ice for Charlotte.

The schr. Grantham will not be ready to sail until next week. Painters are at work on her.

The str. Maynard will start on her regular trips between Clayton and Alexandria Bay tomorrow.

The str. Spartan will commence running her regular trips between Kingston and Toronto on June 1st.

The steam barge Mason and consorts are receiving an overhauling. They are being painted white outside.

The str. St. Lawrence is having extensive repairs made to her. She will be ready to go on the river in May.

The str. Thistle, which received extensive repairs at Picton last winter, will engage in the fish trade.

The barge Minnedosa, which the M.T. Company has just completed here, cost over $70,000. It is the largest barge ever built on the inland lakes.

The sail boat, owned by A. McCorkell, drifted away during the gale on Wednesday night, was found full of water on Point Frederick shore and near Cataraqui bridge.

The steam barge Tecumseh and barges Cameron and Cavalier left Port Colborne this morning for Bay City to load timber. They are the first departures of the season.

The tug Ferris, with wrecking apparatus, returned to Oswego from Bear Creek where the schr. Watertown is on the beach. The attempt to release the vessel purchased by the Rochester transportation company from Folger Bros., Kingston for $1,500 has been abandoned. The vessel is a total wreck. A portion of the outfit was brought back by the tug. It is the opinion of the vesselmen that the Watertown was well sold.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 11, 1890