The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1891

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p.1 Rebellion Was Rife - a first person account by Robert Fisher of experiences during rebellion of 1837-8; details of trip on str. Transit in Dec. 1837.


Since July 17th the water has gone down eight inches in the harbor.

The storm drum was raised today, indicating a gale from the west.

Clearances: tug Thompson and Glide with ten barges, Montreal, grain.

The new gate for the dry dock was to have been tested this afternoon.

The str. Freemason and tow, with coal for Ottawa, arrived from Oswego today.

The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company's boats will run until the end of September.

The yacht Ariadne is down the river with a party from here, including G.A. Walkem, P.D. Porter and others.

The schr. J.B. Merrill brings corn at 4 1/2 cents from Chicago to Kingston, and the prop. Rhoda Emily rye at 4 1/2 cents.

The schr. Eliza White, one of the fleet of Capt. Rooney's, of Cobourg, is on Davis' dry dock for caulking and general repairs.

Arrivals: str. Regina, Toledo, 44,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson and schr. Minnedosa, Port Arthur, 63,000 bushels wheat; str. Resolute, Cartwright, salt; str. Freemason, Oswego, light.

General Paragraphs - A yacht race between the cutter Norma and sloop Mary comes off this afternoon, at three o'clock. The course is from Swift's dock around the shoal tower, around a buoy at Four Mile Point and return.

The First To Go Through - the Rideau Canal was a steamer owned by Robert Drummond.

p.4 Death of Capt. Le Prevost - Racine, Wis., Aug. 28th - Capt. N.M. Le Prevost was captain of the old bark G.L. Newman, lost off Chicago at the time of the great fire.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1891