The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1891

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The sloop Gull is unloading sand at Crawford's.

The steambarge W. Johnson is loading withes at Folger's dock.

The scow Olive Branch, sunk at Cape Vincent, was raised and sold to W. Rose.

The str. Armenia called here yesterday and proceeded to Picton with a consignment of lumber.

The men putting the new boilers in the steamer Corsican work at night by means of electric lights.

Next week the str. Spartan will start on a trial trip in order to test the efficiency of her new engines.

Word was received from Charles Myles, at Alpena, Mich., raising the schr. Gulnair. She is in good condition and has been pumped out. Mr. Myles expects to have her off in a day or two.

Steward Bushell and waiters Holder and Murphy left today for their steamer, the Algerian, now lying at Sorel.

The barge Iowa, repaired during the past week, was successfully launched this morning by a large force of men, assisted by the tug Thompson.

Clearances: tug Thompson and four barges, Oswego, light; str. Algonquin, Oswego, light; tug Glide and six barges, Montreal, light.

The immense cargo which the Algonquin brought on her last trip from Duluth, consisting of 68,500 bushels of wheat, was unloadied this morning by two elevators.

Capt. John Oliver has purchased from Capt. Frank Barnhart the schr. Pilot. Capt. Oliver will carry on a general coasting trade. His first trip was to Clayton, N.Y.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and four barges, Prescott, lumber; str. Algonquin, Duluth, 68,500 bushels wheat; schr. Echo, Consecon, 3,300 bush. rye; tug Glide and four barges, Montreal, light; schr. Julia, Oswego, coal.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1891