The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1890

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The schr. Gearing has gone to Wellington to load barley for Oswego.

The schr. White Oak is expected with coal from Charlotte today.

The str. Algerian collided with a dock at Brockville, but was not damaged.

The barges Glenora, Kildonan and Minnedosa are loading steel rails for Port Arthur.

Reported at Port Dalhousie: schr. Homer, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; reported at Port Colborne: schr. S.H. Dunn, Kingston to Astabula.

The Belleville Ontario says the Wherenow "is the most expensive private yacht in Canada. Capitalists have looked her over with an object of buying."

The mailboat Passport is delayed at Bowmanville on account of the bad weather and is not likely to arrive till this afternoon. She was due here at 3:30 o'clock this morning.

The schr. Cora Post engaged in carrying stone between the Islands and Gananoque is sunk at Wilson's dock, Wolfe Island. She is owned by G. Wilson, contractor, Gananoque.

The department of marine was notified, Tuesday, that the new lighthouse on the centre Brothers Island, at the entrance to the Bay of Quinte, was put in operation the previous night. It is a fixed white light. Tenders will be asked for by the department shortly for the erection of three piers and lighthouse at Brighton, to show the western approaches of the Murray Canal.

The Calvin Company has commenced construction of a new barge. Part of her midship frames are up. When completed her dimensions will be: length 200'; beam 37'; and depth of hold 16'. She will have a half clipper bow and four masts. The firm purchased the rigging from Capt. Fraser, of the schr. Oriental, sunk at Niagara, and will use part of it in fitting out the new boat. She will be used principally in the timber trade and will be able to carry 60,000 cubic feet. The firm have ordered 5,000 tons of iron from an old country establishment to be used in the construction of the barge. She will be nearly as large as the schr. Minnedosa.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1890