The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Mar 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Mr. Quackenbush and an engineer arrived from St. Catharines today. Mr. Quackenbush will be master of the tug Oliver which runs in connection with the work at the dry dock.

The steamer Island Wanderer which last year plied between Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg has received a thorough overhauling and will be in better shape than ever on the opening of navigation.

March 27, 1891

not published - Easter

March 28, 1891


Marine Intelligence.

The steambarge Van Allen is ready for service as soon as the Bay of Quinte opens.

The steamship John Rugee is receiving an iron boiler house at Ogdensburg. She is also receiving a new deck house amidships.

Capt. John Duff is building a schooner at Port Clinton of 16,000 bushels. Capt. Duff built the C.B. Benson. She made a trip to South America, and proved herself a fine sea boat.

Twelve of the fleet wintering in Chicago have grain cargoes on board. Among them are the strs. Monteagle, Charles S. Parnell, Rhoda Emily; schrs. Eva Nicholson, James Mowat and P.D. Ewen.

The str. Isaac May burned to the water's edge last May and taken to Port Robinson to be put in sailing condition is now a new boat. The old name is to be struck off, and when she emerges she will bear the name Orion.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Mar 1891