The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Mar 1891

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Marine Intelligence.

The schr. Wood Duck will carry lumber next season between Kingston and Belleville.

Mr. Davis sent two ship carpenters to Cardinal today to prepare his boats for the spring trade.

The schr. Fitzhugh, of Ogdensburg, was driven from her moorings by a late storm and ran aground on a sand bottom.

The steamers Transit and Armstrong lay stalled in anchor ice near Ogdensburg. They are absolutely helpless. Food is sent to the crews from shore.

The steamer Rideau Belle is on Davis' dry dock and is receiving extensive repairs. She is being prepared for her route which will lay between Kingston and Ottawa. When finished she will contain fourteen state rooms.

March 21, 1891

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Alfred Hicks, Belleville, in command of the ferry Mary Ethel, passed a successful examination before Capt. Donnelly, Kingston, and has received masters papers for the lakes.

Go Back To The States - Some lake men applied to the custom house lately for a decision that brings up a bit of ancient history. About twenty years ago the old propeller Kentucky, one of the first screw steamers on the lakes, went ashore not far from Port Colborne. When she was released she lost her chains and they were subsequently fished up and taken to the Canadian shore. Though they became nominally the property of one of the queen's subjects it appears that they were never used, and until now have laid in a shed somewhere at Port Colborne. At length the proposition to sell them to a Buffalo dealer came up. But could they be brought over there now without paying duty? After looking up the case in all its bearings it was decided that they could and they are probably even now American property again.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Mar 1891