The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1891

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p.1 Subjects of Interest - Capt. Nicholson and str. North King come to aid of upset canoe in Kingston harbour.

Kingston Dry Dock Extras - Ottawa, Aug. 18th - the price keeps going up.


Murphy's gang of longshoremen went to Portsmouth today to relieve barges of steel rails.

Capt. Burns has sold his interest in a line of barges doing business on the Erie canal, and will live here.

The schr. Restless arrived at the Grove Inn, yesterday, with bunch wood for the Rathbun company from Deseronto.

Arrivals: prop. Niagara, Toledo, grain; tug Active and three barges, Montreal, light; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Charlotte, coal.

Clearances: Glengarry and consorts, Toledo, light; tug Active and five barges, Montreal, grain; tug Seymour and barges, Charlotte, light; schr. Lanark, Oswego, lumber.

On Sunday the str. Ontario was unloading freight at the Thousand Island Park when the trustees appeared on the scene and ordered the freight to be returned to the boat as it was Sunday and no boats are allowed to land at the Park on the Sabbath. The freight was reloaded on the Ontario and carried to Fine View. The steamer has left for Cuba and was the first boat that ever cleared from Alexandria Bay for New York. The Ontario will run the rapids instead of taking the canal.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1891