The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1891

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The schr. Marion brings corn to Kingston from Chicago at 3 1/4 cents.

The sloop Clayton Belle is loading shingles at Rathbun's for Clayton.

The str. Khartoum is engaged in carrying grain from Wolfe Island to the city.

The props. Hector and Omaha, from Lake Superior points, are expected today with grain.

The schr. Hanlan is expected from Adolphustown today to load barley for Oswego.

The prop. Lake Michigan lightened 4,000 bushels peas from Owen Sound yesterday and proceeded to Montreal.

The government steamer Shanly, having Mr. Wise and James Carroll on board, is on a trip of inspection up the Rideau canal and through to Kingston.

The second boiler was successfully placed in the str. Corsican last night, the work being done by the light of three locomotive headlights from the K. & P. R.R. shops.

The str. John Haggart, which should have arrived here Sunday night from Perth, has not yet arrived. She broke her wheel on the last trip and is likely delayed for repairs.

Capt. Towers, of the prop. Ocean, to a Star reporter, said: "I have sailed these lakes for thirty years and I have never been in a wreck yet. I have run this boat here," and he patted the deck of the Ocean with his foot, "for six years, and it has never cost a five cent piece for any mishap I got her into."

The government has decided to built the lock on the Soo canal100 feet wide instead of 85 feet as originally intended, the increased width being deemed essential owing to the rapid development of traffic between Ontario and Lake Superior ports. The lock will be 600 feet long, having guard gates at both ends facing in opposite directions, the entrance being sixty feet wide.

An Old Resident Dead - Samuel Hurlbut died on May 7th inst. at his residence, Prescott, aged 82 years. Deceased came from Syracuse, N.Y., 1830, and settled in Prescott, where he carried on an extensive foundry up to about twenty years since when he retired from active life. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church. He took very little part in political matters. Mr. Hulburt was one of those who took up arms to defend his country in the battle of the Windmill. His health has been very good up to a few weeks before his death, when he appeared to undergo a thorough breakup. He leaves two sons, one a physician resident in New York, and a daughter, Mrs. (Dr.) Pickup, Brockville.

Arrivals: Prop. Lake Michigan, Walkerville, general cargo; schr. Grantham, Oswego, coal.

General Paragraphs - The str. D.D. Calvin and barge passed through the Welland Canal yesterday for Duluth.

The steamers Hecla, Marion and Omaha are expected here tonight with corn from Chicago.

Clearances: tug Edmund and two barges, light, for Bedford Mills; sloop Laura, shingles and cedar posts, Cape Vincent; sloop Clayton Belle, lumber and shingles, Clayton.

Portsmouth Council - ....In connection with Capt. Craig's communication it was moved by Councillor Scully, seconded by Councillor McAuley, that Capt. Craig, J.B. Walkem and the clerk be a committee to draft a petition to be presented to the government asking it to make certain improvements on the harbor in connection with the penitentiary wharf, and that the petition be submitted for the approval of the council.....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1891