The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1891

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The schr. Singapore is dry-docked at Port Dalhousie for repairs.

The sloops Minnie and Jessie are unloading sand from Gananoque at Gunn's wharf.

The steamer Lorelie took a trip down the river, Saturday afternoon, with a pleasure party.

The two barges of the tug Col. By are loading granite at Deadman's Bay for Ottawa.

Capt. Donnelly's schooner, the Grantham, is doing a prosperous coal trade between Charlotte and Toronto.

Beginning yesterday the Welland canal opens for Sunday locking before 6 a.m. and after 9 p.m., as last season.

The repairs to the str. Corsican are completed and she will leave tomorrow for Montreal and begin her regular trip forthwith.

The strs. Persia from Montreal, Algerian from Toronto, Ocean from Hamilton, Corinthian from Montreal, and John Haggart, from Perth, called here yesterday.

The prop. John Rugee, from Chicago, with wheat, while trying to make the M.T. company's dock, last night, to lighten her cargo, was piloted a little too far south and grounded on the shoal near Point Frederick. This morning she was lightened and floated off easily.

The two big dredges Sir Hector and St. Joseph begin work on the removal of the coffer dam at the entrance to the dry dock next week. The mason work is practically completed and the water will not interfere with the work which is now confined to the foundation for the pumping machinery at the east side of the lock gate.

The "whaleback" steamers were a great attraction for the citizens yesterday. Young and old visited them and were shown about by the crew who tried in every way to make their visitors at home. One young lady created a small sensation by accidentally (line unreadable) injury to herself. The boats will remain here for several days until a flaw in the boiler of the Joseph H. Colby is repaired. Three members of the crew of the Joseph Colby left the boat at this port.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1891