The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1891

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p.1 A Great Vessel Line - a syndicate of British capitalists plan a line of steamers to run from Chicago to Great Britain; to be known as "The Atlantic and Great Lakes Navigation and trading company, limited."

Kingstonians Interviewed - J. Richardson, B.W. Folger and James Swift give views on plan.

The Kingston Dry-Dock - work went to lowest tender, for $260,000, but cost is now up to $490,000. [Toronto Mail]

Off On The Trip.

The lighthouse supply steamer Canada, with Inspector Pat Harty on board, arrived this morning. The genial inspector states that the trip so far has been a very pleasant one, "barring rain," as the thirty five passengers on board know how to amuse themselves and are quite capable of furnishing plenty of jollity for the long trip yet before them, which will not conclude until about September 1st. All lighthouses between Montreal and Pigeon Island have already been supplied. The trip is necessarily longer now as new regulations require the inspector to examine each lighthouse in daylight. Mr. Harty calculates that it will take about two months to call at all the 200 lighthouses along the route. The Canada will then return by Chicago, or anywhere that a cargo can be secured, to Montreal.


The schr. Annie Falconer is undergoing repairs at Portsmouth.

A mizzen mast was placed in Calvin & Son's new barge yesterday.

The stem of the Algerian, injured in the Cornwall canal, has been repaired.

The schr. Jessie Drummond, from Charlotte with coal, is unloading at the asylum.

The yacht Kalydor, of Buffalo, is expected to call here tomorrow on her way to Gananoque.

Clearances: prop. Omaha, Charlotte, light; tug Thompson and two barges, Oswego, light.

Richardson & Sons are having a new smokestack placed on their elevator. Capt. Staley, of Wolfe Island, secured the contract of moving the long funnels.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and five barges, Montreal, light; tug Thistle, Cape Vincent, light; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, coal.

A Sailor Injured - Malcolm Snelgrove, of schr. Fleetwing, accidentally struck by axe while splitting wood on dock.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1891