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

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At the laying of the corner stone tomorrow at the dry dock accommodation has been made for about 400 ladies, the press, clergy, and distinguished visitors. The company are asked to be on hand at 3:30 p.m.

The traffic on the mail line is daily increasing.

The prop. Tilley and barges cleared today for Charlotte, light.

The schr. Collier arrived yesterday from Bath with a load of peas.

The str. D.G. Thompson and tow arrived from Toledo today.

The schr. White Oak is unloading coal from Oswego at the Grove Inn dock.

The masts and rigging from the Jessie Breck have been removed and stored.

The schr. Hanlan from Oswego is discharging coal at Breck and Booth's dock.

Yesterday Thistle & Co. shipped a raft of lumber containing 180 cribs to Quebec.

The str. Chieftain and tow cleared from Garden Island to Fairhaven to load coal.

The tug Bronson and 6 barges cleared for Montreal this afternoon loaded with grain.

The schr. Antelope passed Port Dalhousie yesterday for Garden Island with timber from Toledo.

The str. Isaac May and barges are en route to the city from Sault Ste. Marie to Collinsby with timber.

The str. Armenia arrived yesterday from Deseronto with lumber. After discharging she will load salt for Picton.

The tug Thompson, with the barges Regina, 30,000 bush corn, and Jennie, 33,400 bushels corn arrived from Toledo last night.

The Duluth News says the schooner Minnedosa is certainly the prettiest (if not the best) craft of her build on the lakes and the largest ever built on the lakes under the British flag.

The str. Armstrong being afloat Mr. Leslie has sent a letter to Capt. Lyon asking that gentleman whether he would take her at Brockville or Ogdensburg, this provision being optional, we understand, in the contract made. In the meantime she will remain where she is, the pump being used when needed to keep her afloat.

The steam yacht Indianna bound down the Rideau on Monday, when about a mile west of Washburn, struck a snag and immediately sank. A hole is knocked in her bow, her upper deck is above water. The captain telegraphed for a tug and steam pump and the passengers were taken to Kingston by the Rideau Belle. Capt. Donnelly has lifted the craft and she is now at Davis' dock.

Receiving The Pressmen - details of tomorrow's trip on str. St. Lawrence.

The str. Celtic will carry the lighthouse supplies this year.

The prop. Wilhelm and consorts passed Port Dalhousie yesterday from Chicago to Kingston with corn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1890