The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The hull of the str. Kathleen is being sheathed with iron plates, which will greatly strengthen her.

Incidents of the Day - C.H. Hatch has retired from the agency of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company at this port, after a service of thirty years. He is succeeded by Thomas Hanley, G.T.R. agent.

The Eastern District - The str. Enterprise, having now a new hull, was released from the ways at Carleton Place a week ago.


The tug Traveller also cleared from Collinsby with a large raft for Quebec.

Messrs. Carr and Powers, Picton, successfully launched their new steam launch Nina.

The steamers Olive and Harry Bate are ready for service and will run from Montreal to Kingston.

Capt. Frank Kendall will command the str. Jessie Bain this season.

The schr. Rogers, from Sandusky, is discharging 695 tons of soft coal for Swift. The schr. B.W. Folger cleared for Oswego with a cargo of timber.

Breck & Booth have chartered the schrs. Rutherford and E. Fisher to load soft coal at Toledo and Charlotte.

The St. Lawrence river steamboat company's steamers will each have a handsome shield on the smokestack inscribed with the name of the "New York Central" in red letters on a white ground.

The steambarge Josephine was destroyed by fire at Ogdensburg. Loss $6,000.

Charles Becker, Deseronto, was on a steamer which ran ashore in the Napanee river. He had to be rowed to shore in a punt.

The steamer Haggart is nearly finished, and after getting her twenty-two feet of extra length looks like another boat. She will now draw over six inches less water than formerly, and her freight and passenger capacity will be much greater. She is provided with six state rooms to accommodate twelve cabin passengers. She will arrive in Perth about the middle of next week.

April 28, 1891

p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Sylvester Neelon left light for Manistee, Mich., this afternoon to load timber for Kingston.

The new steamer Loretta is having her boiler stayed at the Kingston foundry. She will probably make eleven miles an hour when ready for the season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1891