The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1890

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The schooners Queen and Eliza Fisher are loading lumber for Charlotte.

The tug Antelope, with one barge cleared for Gananoque this morning with lumber.

The schooners Montgomery and Noyes have been loaded with paving stone valued at $5,564.

The schr. Rhoda Emily has been chartered to carry corn from Chicago to Ogdensburg.

The str. Kathleen was released today from the ways at the foot of Gore Street having received a new wheel of more modern pattern and greater pitch. Her speed will be much greater.

Arrivals: schr. S.J. Luff, Oswego, 20,671 bush corn; tug Thompson, Montreal, with 6 barges, light; prop. Erin, Toledo, 30,000 bushels corn; prop. Lake Michigan, Toledo, 18,000 bush corn.

The str. Ocean, Capt. Towers arrived yesterday. Her route is between Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal. She has had considerable repairs done on her upper works. There is no finer or stauncher propeller than the Ocean afloat. Capt. Towers is a gentle man of the best character and will enable all to enjoy trips with every degree of comfort. C.H. Balm will take the position of purser. He is an old hand at the business.


The work of getting the schooner Minnedosa launched properly was attempted Saturday afternoon but without success. Yesterday morning Diver Coulson went down to see what was wrong. The trouble was in the ways. On Sunday afternoon Diver McKenzie went down and sawed one of the ways that seemed to be holding the craft. About 4:00 it was decided to go to Garden Island and get some blocks with which to raise her. They were however not needed. At 7:00 it was concluded to try and haul her off. At this time there were about 4,000 people at the shipyard anxious to see the vessel afloat. About half past seven o'clock she went off the ways like a charm and the crowd sent up a deafening cheer. She was then towed to the M.T. company's wharf at the foot of Queen Street. Her chains and anchor were taken aboard this morning and about 10:00 she was towed out into deep water to have her rudder and centreboard put in position. The Minnedosa leaves this evening in tow of the tug Thompson for Duluth. She will bring back a load of grain. At the wharf this morning she drew 5 1/2 feet of water.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1890