The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1891

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The str. Islander came out of her winter quarters today.

The barge McCarthy is on the ways in the M.T. Co.'s shipyard for general repairs.

Arrivals: schr. Picton, Charlotte; sloop Lorraine, Deseronto, bunchwood; schr. Kate Eccles, Belleville, peas; schr. Hanlan, Cobourg, 5,400 bush. peas.

The tug Thompson has gone to Port Colborne, where she will await the arrival of the Walker and barges from Duluth and assist them to this point.

The steamer Island Queen, after receiving repairs at Portsmouth, called at Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon. She will run during the summer between Brockville and the Thousand Islands.

Clearances: schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; schr. Delaware, Oswego, light; schrs. Eliza Fisher and Julia, Oswego, light; schr. Maggie L., Dexter, N.Y., general cargo; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber.

The construction work on the dry-dock will be finished in about three weeks with the exception of the removal of the coffer dam, which cannot be done until the gate has been built. It is now being done by special contract.

The Eber Ward made application at the Duluth custom house for a clearance with Canadian bonded wheat to Kingston, and was refused by collector Johnson. Up to 1885, by the treaty of Washington, this was allowable, but since then there has been no provision for an American vessel carrying Canadian goods to Canada, or for a Canadian vessel to carry American goods to the United States.

A telephone message was received at the fire station that assistance was desired to keep the steam yacht Wherenow from sinking. The Chatham engine was despatched to Robinson's wharf where the boat lay and her suction pipe was soon drawing the water from the hole of the sinking yacht. The fires were started in the yacht's furnaces as soon as practicable and when steam had been got up the siphon kept the water down easily. The leakage was caused by the shrinking of part of the planking since the boat was hauled out last.

General Paragraphs - The str. Olive of Brockville called here today.

The scow Wood Duck is unloading slabs at Gunn's dock.

The schr. S.H. Dunn, from Toledo to Garden Island, with timber, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The tug Walker with the Minnedosa and Kildonan in tow is expected here tomorrow from Chicago with wheat and corn.

Work was begun this afternoon lightening the str. Veronica, now on the shoal in the harbor, and it was expected she would float off in the course of a few hours.

Incidents of the Day - Steamer Khartoum will run to Long Island Park (Knapp's Point) the new summer resort on Queen's Birthday (Monday).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1891