The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1891

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p.1 He Saved His Boat - caught two men trying to steal his boat at night at Barriefield; "Archy Ricky lately started boat building for himself and in a short time he has filled many orders. Two fine boats are leaving his place this week, one for Mr. Beaupre, Portsmouth, one for Mr. Folger, Kingston...."

Down The St. Lawrence - ...Inasmuch as a great deal has been said in regard to the American flag in Canada, it is worthy of notice that the five steamers, Corsican, Corinthian, Algerian, Spartan and Passport of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, running between Toronto and Montreal, and all Canadian boats, carry the stars and stripes on their mast heads this season, something which they have never done before.


A new dam will be reared at the Hog's Back, Rideau canal, next winter.

The schr. S.H. Dunn was to have left today for Toledo, to load timber for Garden Island.

Capt. Thos. Donnelly, inspector of hulls, and Mr. Adams, inspector of boilers, are at Brockville inspecting steam yachts and steamers.

The barge Thrush arrived at Montreal with 33,000 bushels of wheat, the largest cargo of grain ever taken down the canal in the barge.

The steamer Spartan went up to Belleville yesterday, but was interrupted there and ordered to return to Kingston and proceed eastward as the machinery of the steamer Corinthian had become deranged and she was undergoing repairs at Toronto. The Spartan reached here at one o'clock and went east at five o'clock this morning.

An entirely new feature will be introduced in connection with the Maud's popular rambles among the islands. Next Saturday a pair of carrier pigeons will be taken on board at Kingston and released at a certain point down the river (passengers being previously notified.) Each excursionist holding a 35 cent ticket will be entitled to guess upon time birds will occupy in returning home. The man, woman or child who estimates nearest will be presented with a season ticket for the Maud's own cheap excursions. Some one must secure it. Everybody has an equal chance. No opportunity for favoritism.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1891