The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 7, 1890

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The str. Princess Louise has gone into winter quarters at Collinsby.

The tug Thistle now on Davis' dry-dock will have her boiler repaired at the Kingston foundry.

The prop. Ocean, going to Hamilton and tug Rival, on her way to Collins Bay, called at Swifts.

The str. Rideau Belle will run one more trip, probably down as far as Westport, leaving tomorrow.

The few vessels now in harbour are beginning to straighten things up before going into winter quarters.

The schr. Acacia is unloading coal at Belleville. She has been chartered to carry lumber from Trenton to Oswego.

The schr. Undine, lost off Charlotte, was sold by Capt. James Johnston, Hamilton, to Capt. Ure less than 2 months ago for $2000.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and 2 barges, Oswego, coal; schrs. Macdonald, Brighton, buckwheat; Freeman, Belleville, wheat; tug Thistle, Cape Vincent, light; str. R. Anglin and barge Gypsy Queen in tow, Cape Vincent, light.

The str. Rhoda Emily has reached Charlotte with 42,600 bushels of barley from Chicago. It is the largest cargo that ever entered that port. The Utica Herald asks: "What better argument in favour of protection could be desired?"

Clearances: tug Thompson, Oswego, light; tug Hall, Grindstone Island, light; str. Algonquin, Port Arthur, railroad iron; tug Home Rule and schrs. Commanche and Monguagon, Oswego, light; prop. Dominion, Toledo, light; sloop Maggie L., Dexter, N.Y., lumber.

The gov't has not yet confirmed the appointment of Edward Kennedy as superintendant of the Lachine canal. The selection was recommended by Mr. Curran, M.P., Montreal, on representation of Hugh McLennan and D.G. Thompson of the Montreal Transportation Company. The Montreal Board of Trade is hotly fighting the selection and Mr. Curran is in a corner.

A Monster Sturgeon - caught in Bay of Quinte near Nigger Island - 163 lbs, 7 feet 1 1/2 inches long.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 7, 1890