The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1890

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The schr. Eliza Fisher is unloading coal here, and will be hauled out at Davis drydock for repairs.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

The str. Persia passed down this morning to Montreal.

The tug Thompson and barges arrived last evening from Montreal.

The schr. A. Muir is on her way from Toronto to Garden Island with timber.

The freight on iron ore from this city to Astabula is only 60 cents for 2240 lbs.

The schr. Van Straubenzie, at Collins Bay, will load coal at Charlotte for Toronto.

The Glengarry and tow cleared last evening for Port Arthur with railroad iron.

The schr. Homer is being loaded with stone at Grindstone Island for Chicago.

Mr. Davis is building a steam yacht which will be expected to travel 15 miles an hour. She will be driven by a triple engine.

The yacht Lula, launched recently, made her trial trip on Monday. She proved to be very fast. She is owned by M. Rees and E. Dean.

The schr. Jessie White has been sold by W.G. Terry to the Lake Erie Lime and Cement company for $3000. She has been placed in the stone trade.

The schr. Ella Murton arrived last evening from Charlotte with coal for Breck & Booth. This is the first trip the vessel has made to Kingston since she left in the spring.

The new seamen's union rate at $2 per day went into effect at Chicago without so much as a moan from vessel owners. It was a complete backdown, when the union had a walk-over.

The sinking of the schr. Armour, laden with corn, occurred about 9 months ago, and ever since the story of her raising has been of great interest. She sank in Canadian waters and was shortly afterward shifted over to the American side. Every means has been tried to raise her, and at last the buoy plan has proven a success. Monday her decks appeared above the water. Now she is afloat. The pumps have been hard at work removing her cargo, foul from decay.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1890