The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1890

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The steamer Tilley and barges, Toledo to Kingston, with corn, passed Port Colborne last night.

The schr. A. Muir, from Toledo to Garden Island with timber, passed Port Dalhousie yesterday afternoon.

Sailors will be glad to learn that congress has passed a bill establishing a light station at Braddock's Point, Lake Ontario.

The schr. W.J. Suffel, which went ashore at the beach in the heavy storm last April was drydocked and about $3000 spent in fixing her up. Since then he has made four trips in her and says she is good for many more.

Last evening Capt. Donnelly was notified that the steamyacht Indienne (Indianna?) which had gone down the Rideau River a few days ago with a pleasure party, was sunk about 16 miles from the city. He and John Donnelly left on board the steamer Kathleen and took with them a steam pump to be used in raising the steam yacht.

The str. Corsican of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company's line, ran against a pier, recently constructed to strengthen the south bank of the Cornwall canal, on Saturday night and damaged her paddle box. She steamed west again last night. The Algerian broke her paddle wheel a week ago a little west of this spot. The company commences the season unfortunately.

Yesterday afternoon the launch of the barge Cornwall took place at the M.T. Co's shipyard. When everything was cleared away and the boat was ready to be hauled off the signal was given and she went into the water like a duck. There was not a hitch in the whole proceedings. The Cornwall is 180' long, 35' beam overall, and 12' in the shallowest part of her hold. She has 3 masts and is intended for lake service. She is calculated to carry 45,000 bushels on the lake and 36,000 bushels at 9' down the St. Lawrence canals. Her frame is of white oak. She will class A1. Capt. H. Boyer will command her. She will load grain in a few days for Montreal. She is a pretty boat and very strongly built.

Macdonald's Body Found - On Sunday while in a row boat a youny lad by the name of Patterson discovered the body of D. Macdonald, a member of the unfortunate schooner Breck, near the foot of Amherst Island. The body was towed to the shore, put in a rough wooden box and placed in Mr. Finnlay's barn. Yesterday afternoon C. Davis, A. Davis and M. Macdonald, brother of the unfortunate man, went up to the island with a sail boat and returned to the city with the body. Undertaker Reid dressed it and it was interred today on Wolfe Island.

Last evening fishermen near Simcoe Island found a body. It was that of John Mullens late of the sch. Jessie Breck.

p.2 The Dry Dock - editorial discussing political issues associated with the dry dock ceremony - details.

The Grain Trade - editorial mentions grain stored temporarily at Ogdensburg.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1890