The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1890

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The schr. Julia is loading ice at Wolfe Island for Little Sodus.

The trip rate for May from Chicago to Kingston is 40 cents per $100.

Twenty-eight men are rebuilding the barge William on Davis' dry dock.

The work of driving piles on the site of the Armstrong wreck has been commenced.

A dock 70' x 30' and a boathouse 60 x 30' will be built at Clayton this summer.

The str. Khartoum has been hauled out at the foot of Gore Street. Her steering gear will be repaired.

The barge Africa, on the way to Tonawanda, struck on the Bird Island reef. Tugs were sent to pull her off.

Capt. T. Donnelly left for Toronto last evening on business in connection with his department as inspector of hulls.

The shipments of grain from Chicago for April were 14,629,484 bushels.Increase over same month last year 6,684,126 bushels.

The schrs. Pensaukee and Maxwell collided in the straits. The Pensaukee's main sail was badly torn and the jibboom of the Maxwell carried away. The accident was caused by a sudden shift in wind.

The str. Alexandria passed here this morning bound for Picton where she will go on the ways for repairs. The strs. H.A. Calvin and Chieftain pulled her off. She had several planks smashed and 3 frames are gone. She was patched up so as to be able to get to Picton. Her owner A.W. Hepburn has a shipyard at that point.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1890