The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1891

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p.1 A Present For Capt. Mahoney - Ottawa, July 7th - There were received at the department of marine and fisheries today, a magnificent gold medal and gold watch, as rewards for the bravery of two captains, who risked their lives in rescuing others from drowning. Both are from the president of the United States. The watch, accompanying which is a heavy chain and compass charm and which is valued at $300, is presented by the president to Martin Mahoney, captain of the schr. M.L. Breck, of Kingston, in recognition of his humanity in effecting the rescue of a woman and ten men, comprising the shipwrecked crew of the Charles E. Ryan, of Buffalo, June 9th, 1890.


The steamship Campana left today for Chicago.

The tug Maggie May and barges arrived up the Rideau this afternoon with lumber.

The schr. White Oak on account of the present dullness of trade, will lay up for a week or so.

The str. Bon Voyage delayed her usual trip to Ogdensburg until yesterday, resuming her regular route today.

Clearances: str. Campana, Chicago, passengers and baggage; schr. Macdonald, Charlotte, shingles; schr. Burton, Oswego, light.

The prop. Canada left Montreal yesterday, with lighthouse supplies, on her annual trip up the lakes. She is in charge of Patrick Harty, an old Kingstonian.

The schr. Flora Emma, with coal from Sodus Point, arrived at the penitentiary dock last night. The schr. Oliver Mowat has finished unloading and leaves again for another cargo.

The str. Passport, on the down trip early this morning, was crowded with passengers, there not being sleeping berths for all on board. Nearly all were Americans showing that the St. Lawrence route is becoming very popular with tourists.

Iron work for the lock gate of the dry dock arrives daily from Montreal by Grand Trunk railway in sections. It is drawn to the northwest end of the dock and will, when joined together, be floated into position by means of a large pontoon.

The prop. Ocean arrived at Toronto last night from the scene of her mishap at Port Huron. She is reported little worse of her rough experience, a few planks stove in being the extent of the injury. The cargo was considerably damaged; the propeller was taken over to Port Dalhousie, where she will be placed on the dry dock. She will continue her regular trips Saturday.

A Council Meeting - at Portsmouth - "....A communication was read from the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding company, giving notice of appeal against their assessment...."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1891