The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1890

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The figure head and painting of the bow of the barge Minnedosa will cost $1000.

The props Rosedale and Algonquin were chartered at Chicago to carry 98,000 bushels of corn to Kingston.

The prop. Alma Munro cleared last evening for Chicago. She is the first boat to clear for that port this season.

Dr. Clark's sailing yacht Gerda was launched yesterday and with a new coat of paint and other repairs looks well.

The five cargoes of ice shipped by Breck & Booth arrived in Oswego this morning. It was consigned to a brewing establishment.

H. Gildersleeve, just returned from Picton, saying the schr. Macdonald laden with ice was released from a shoal in Picton harbour.

The str. Norseman, before being put into service, will be docked at Portsmouth. Her bottom will be scrapped and she will receive other slight repairs.

The following vessels passed up the Welland Canal on Tuesday: Glengarry and barges; D.D. Calvin and barges, Kingston to Toledo; Armenia and barges, Kingston to St. Ignace.

Timber rafting at Belleville will be carried on upon a large scale this year. The Collinsby rafting company will put up 30 drams and the Calvin Company 8 drams and Thomas Buck 4 drams, in all 42 drams.

Difficulty is being experienced in raising the sunken pontoons at Brockville owned by the Collinsby rafting company and used in lifting the str. Armstrong. They are lying in 34' of water. Capt. Mooney says he would just as soon undertake to raise the Armstrong as complete the work of lifting the pontoons.

The schr. Queen of the Lake has arrived to load ice for Charlotte.

Last evening the prop. Munro, after wintering here, left for Chicago where she was to have been loaded with grain for Ogdensburg. When she got between 4 Mile and 9 Mile Points she ran upon a shoal. Her rudder stock was broken and her rudder and shoe lost. Members of the crew were dispatched in a yawl boat to Garden Island for assistance. The str. Traveller towed the disabled prop into port. A rudder will be made here and then the boat will go to Port Dalhousie where she will receive a new shoe. When the new dry dock is completed Kingston will get the benefit of jobs such as this.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1890