The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Ella Ross took the Hero's trip today from Belleville to this city.

The str. Armenia is on her way to Cornwall with cement from Deseronto.

The steam yachts Alert and Van Horne came up the river today with pleasure parties.


Cleared: prop. Celtic, Duluth, light.

The prop. Myles left Portsmouth yesterday for Oswego, light.

The prop. Glengarry and consorts leave tonight for Oswego, light.

The str. Campana is unloading her cargo of wheat, from Chicago, at Portsmouth.

The props. Seguin and St. Magnus bring wheat from Toledo to Kingston at 3 cents.

The yacht Gracie took a number of gentlemen for a two days' cruise down the river yesterday.

The prop. Celtic lightened 7,500 bushels of wheat from Chicago, yesterday, and proceeded to Montreal.

The steambarge Orion, owned by the Collins Bay company, rebuilt last winter at Port Robinson and lying at Toronto, is getting her boiler in.

The steam yacht belonging to J. Wilson, of the cotton mill, broke down while cruising near Howe Island Saturday afternoon. She was towed back to Kingston by the steamer Swan.

L. Francis' new steam yacht, launched last week, will make her trial trip today. The new boat is called the Bertha, and is as handsome a craft as can be found on the river.

Arrivals: tug Active and eight barges, Montreal, light; prop. Glengarry and consorts, Toledo, 110,000 bushels rye; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, coal; str. Thistle, Cape Vincent, light.

The schr. Cora W. Post is now lying one mile below Oak Point and about 30 yards from the Howe Island shore. She is partly visible on the surface having apparently dropped her cargo of brick. It may be found difficult to raise her as she is an old boat and is probably damaged severely.

The Revenue Cutter Bibb is lying rotting at the dock in Ogdensburg. She has not turned a wheel this season. It is said the hull is in very bad condition from dry rot, and that the machinery is worse than the boat. There is a report that the government will auction her off and place a new boat on the lake.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1891