The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1891

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The schr. Laura D. cleared for Cape Vincent with a cargo of cedar posts.

The schr. Jessie Drummond chartered to take coal from Cleveland to Cobourg.

Presque Isle Bay is now clear of ice, and vessels can pass through the Murray canal.

The launching of the Glengarry has been post-poned till Monday or Tuesday owing to a delay in fitting her out.

Breck & Booth chartered the schr. B.W. Folger to carry a cargo of lumber to Sackett's Harbor. She cleared yesterday.

Announcement is made that the boats of the Canadian mail line will commence running on this end of the route on June 18th.

A new ferry boat is doing service on the River St. Lawrence between O'Brien's Landing on Wolfe Island and the mainland, Pittsburg.

The Pierrepont arrived last night from Picton with the Lake Ontario fish company tug Thistle in tow. The machinery of the latter will undergo some needed repairs at the Kingston foundry.

This morning the steamer Hero started on her first trip up the Bay of Quinte. She looked very bright having been repainted and otherwise improved. She is in charge of Capt. W. Bloomfield; G. Johnston, mate; James Hickey, engineer; W. Thompson, purser; J. Tilton, steward.

This spring a large sum of money was expended in improving the schr. S.H. Dunn. This work has been completed and Capt. Taylor, vessel inspector, says she is as staunch and as fine a schooner as floats. She was renovated from stem to stern and furnished with new rigging and sails. Her hull was thoroughly repainted and today she cleared, looking as bright as a dollar, in tow of the steamer Armenia. The schr. Denmark is also in the tow. The vessels are going to load timber for Garden Island. Capt. James Dix is master of the Dunn.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1891