The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1890

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p.1 Repairing the Damage - details of repairs to dry-dock dam and costs.

Lights Will Not Shine - C.H. Tupper, minister of marine, wrote that he had considered again the subject of range lights for the Kingston harbor. From what he could learn no pressing necessity exists for the lights. The engineer told him that while they, as all lights are, would be useful, opinions differ as to where they should go and that no danger exists to vessels from their absence. In any event no appropriation has been made by parliament which would enable him to build the lights this year.


The schr. Valencia is being unloaded at Swift's coal elevator.

The schr. Defiance, St. Catharines to Kingston, wheat, is on the way down.

The str. Rosedale, Chicago to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Colborne yesterday.

Arrivals: str. Valencia, Sodus Point, coal; prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, general cargo; sloop Idlewild, Cape Vincent, light.

Clearances: scows Mabel and Rainbow, Deseronto, light; str. Rival, Belleville, light; tug Thompson, Fairhaven, light; schr. Ella Murton, Oswego, light.

The ferry steamer Prince Edward, belonging to William Powley, of Deseronto, has been seized by the customs officials for running without having a certificated master or engineer on board.

The sale of the schr. Ellsworth, by Capt. Thomas Martin and J.A. Hathway, Ottawa, closes the business relationships which have existed between those gentlemen during the last 23 years. They have owned a number of vessels. In the spring of 1868 they bought the Mediator at $14,000, and soon thereafter the Monarch at $14,200, the Hoboken at $22,000, the Sloan at $26,000 and the Ellsworth at $8,500. Henry Wineman, jr. of Detroit was the purchaser and he has secured probably the finest schooner owned in Oswego.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1890