The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1890

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p.1 The Regatta Tomorrow - list of entrants, description of course - details.


The str. Magic is running now between Clayton and Kingston.

The str. Scotia, and tow, from Algoma, are on their way to Garden Island with pine timber.

The marine department is about to erect range lights at the entrance of the Murray canal and put down bouys.

Three efforts have been made to launch the steel str. John W. Moore at the Craig shipbuilding company's yards, Toledo.

The captain of the Oscoda claims to be carrying the highest deck load of timber ever taken through the Mackinaw Straits, 18' high.

Mr. Corby, M.P., was in Trenton yesterday in reference to a dredging contract extending some 400 yds. from the harbour to the Murray Canal. All boats which run into Trenton now and wish to go through the canal are compelled to turn back and go around Nigger Island, a distance of some 3 miles out of the route. Mr. Corby will go to Ottawa and lay the matter before the government. It is said the dredging should not cost much as only from 1 to 2 feet more depth is required to give sufficient water for navigation. Trenton is anxious to have the mail boats touch at that point.

General Paragraphs - The prop. Algonquin and tow arrived this afternoon from Toledo, wheat laden.

The str. Princess Louise broke a wheel last night and in consequence the excursion of the Select Knights to Picton had to be postponed.

Capt. Dunlop, of the str. Kathleen, has been addressed by passengers for the great entertainment accorded them on their recent trip around the triangle.

The str. Jessie Bain, which ran on a shoal near Thousand Island Park last week and lost her wheel and injured her shaft, has been repaired and has begun her scheduled trips.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1890