The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1890

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The Corsican left for Toronto Saturday afternoon via the Murray Canal.

The tug Bronson arrived yesterday with seven barges, light, from Montreal.

The prop. D.M. Wilson and H.S. Pickan are bringing corn from Chicago to Kingston.

The prop. Armenia arrived this morning from Deseronto with lumber, and is now unloading at Rathbun's.

The Kathleen left for Ottawa this morning at 7 o'clock. She will act as a ferry there during the fall.

The Glengarry and barges reported at Port Colborne on their way to Port Arthur with railroad iron.

Clearances: tug Thompson and barges Dorchester, Nebraska and Colborne, light, for Oswego; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 13,302 bushels barley.

The Canisteo, which sunk the Canadian tug Wales at Tonawanda last spring, has been libelled at Buffalo for $7,500 on account of the sinking. She was bonded and released.

Capt. Green, Buffalo, owner of the str. S.B. Peck, going up the canal on his boat Friday night last, tripped and fell over the anchor and broke his arm and dislocated his shoulder.

The str. Algonquin, going into Port Colborne, Sunday afternoon, turned up a sunken log near the ferry, breaking a couple of the buckets off her wheel and had to get a tug to assist her to the dock. She will proceed on her trip after making repairs.

Application will be made for incorporation of J.H.G. Hagarty, S. Craugle, F.W. Kingstone, G.F. Hagarty, W.D. Mathews and C.S. Gzowski, jr., Toronto, as the St. Lawrence and Chicago Steam navigation company limited. The purposes for which incorporation is sought are: to acquire the steel steamer Rosedale and to acquire other steamers, and to carry on a passenger and freight traffic on the lakes and St. Lawrence. The capital stock is $100,000.

It is announced, says the Watertown Times, that this will be the last season that the str. Norseman will run between Charlotte and the Thousand Islands. A modern steamer is to be built for service the coming winter. She will be 180' in length, or 30' longer than the Norseman. The latter will probably be used as an excursion boat on the St. Lawrence River. The new boat will be owned by C.F. Gildersleeve, Kingston, the owner of the Norseman.

The schr. Ella Murton arrived at Toronto from Charlotte with coal for the Ontario coal company. Capt. Saunders made a remarkably quick trip, being only slightly over 45 hours in making the round trip. He had the Murton thoroughly overhauled and repainted at Kingston, and she is now one of the prettiest boats that comes into this harbour, says the Empire. The Murton will have a new foresail put on her here, and after discharging will load barley for Oswego.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1890