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

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p.1 The Events In His Life - the life of William T. Barnes, who just died in Oswego, mentions many of the early Canadian and American steamboats including Enterprise, Brockville, Sir Robert Peel, Black Hawk, United States, Caroline (built in Kingston in 1832 and later went over Falls), Dolphin, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Ontario and Bay State.


James Kennedy has been appointed master of the schr. Glenora.

The schr. Neelon, from Chicago, is unloading grain at Portsmouth.

The Beaver advocates the dredging of the Napanee River to a uniform depth.

The prop. Algonquin arrived last night with 71,000 bushels of corn from Chicago.

The steam yacht Antelope took a pleasure party down the Rideau yesterday.

The tug Walker, with the Minnedosa and Kildonan in tow, will likely be here tonight.

The schr. Homer and prop. Ionia bring corn to Kingston from Chicago at 3 1/2 cents per bushel.

The steambarge Dominion and barges, from Toronto with oak timber, arrived at Garden Island.

Departures: schr. Erie, 400 tons ice, Erie; Herbert Dudley, 4,800 ties, Charlotte; str. Cuba, Chicago; Pilgrim, Charlotte; tug Ferris, Oswego.

At Portsmouth the schr. Acacia, from Fairhaven, is discharging coal at the Kingston Penitentiary. The schr. Fabiola cleared for Picton, light.

The damages to the Welland Canal by the str. Stinson, will amount to $5,000. The owners of the str. will probably have to put up the cost.

A large raft of timber has arrived for the dry-dock from Messrs. Pouix and Wilson, of Plantaganet. It is intended for the crib-work of the dock. The dock is expected to be in working order early next season.

The iron steamer Conqueror owned by Mr. Ross, of Quebec, and which laid at Portsmouth several years, was purchased the other day by Franklin Bros., dealers in scrap iron, and removed to Toronto in pieces. They paid $1,900 for the boat. The iron in her weighed 200 tons. McEwan and Sons bought the wheels.

The death of William D. Lanahan, at Asheville, N.C., recalls his brave effort as chief engineer of the prop. D.J. Foley, to save that ill-fated vessel from the flames that destroyed her on Lake Ontario about 2 weeks ago. He was seriously burned in the face and took a heavy cold from the exposure. Quick consumption set in, which refused to yield to the southern climate.

Arrivals: Magic, Clayton; tug Ferris and 2 barges, Oswego; Pilgrim, Alexandria Bay; schr. Glenora, Chicago, corn; prop. Tilley, Chicago, corn; schr. Merritt, Chicago, corn; Alqonquin, Chicago, corn; schr. B.W. Folger, Fairhaven, coal; Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; Gearing, Oswego, coal; Fabiola, Charlotte; sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent; str. Acadia, Oswego; barge Quebec, Oswego.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1890