The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1890

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The tug J.D. Thompson and barges from Toledo to Kingston, passed Port Colborne.

The tug Jessie Hall cleared this evening for Montreal with 7 barges loaded with grain.

The schooners Hanlan and White Oak, from Oswego, with 600 tons of coal, are on their way to the city for Breck and Booth.

The schr. T.D. Stinson, Manistee to Garden Island with timber and the schr. Carveth, with coal from Sandusky to Kingston passed Port Dalhousie yesterday.

The schr. S.H. Dunn, Capt. James Dix, while on her way to Garden Island from the west with a cargo of timber, ran aground last evening near Nine Mile light. The steamer Johnston went to her assistance this morning. Part of the cargo had to be removed before she was released.

The Armstrong Trouble - Capt. D.H. Lyon, general manager of the Canadian Pacific Transfer Coy., was in this city yesterday. In regard to the reported trouble between himself and wrecker Leslie, he said he knew nothing except what he'd read and that their relationship so far had been friendly. He refused to say anything officially, as the company had not yet decided upon what policy would be pursued. Speaking as a private individual he said that the Armstrong was not fully raised and afloat. The chain still remained under her stern and the pumps were used to a considerable extent in keeping her up. The boat was badly damaged by the process of raising which was not done by pontoons as specified in the contract purposely to avoid this. The stern has been damaged by dynamite, and it is doubtful if the boat is good for much, which can not be ascertained until she is pulled out of the water. He said he thought Mr. Leslie would very soon remove the remaining chains from under the boat. It was plain to see that Mr. Lyons was very much disappointed at Mr. Leslie's not raising the boat last fall as agreed. He said the people at the time were surprised at the large amount of money offered by the company for raising her. This was done because a boat was needed to break ice. There was not time to build a new boat, and it was represented to them that this one could be raised and made ready in time for the work. [Ogdensburg Journal]

The str. Maud was replaced on the excursion yesterday by the str. St. Lawrence to provide greater comfort for passengers.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1890