The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The test of the dry dock gate having been successful it will now be tried in another groove in the stonework of the dock, which has been provided in case of accidents.


The str. Lorelei took a party to the Gananoque races this morning.

Capt. R. Swanson, of the St. Louis, Mo., steamboat company, is in the city.

The prop. Tilley and barges will arrive tonight from Chicago with rye and corn.

Arrivals: sloop Restless, Deseronto, lumber; str. Daisy, Clayton, light; str. Nile, Clayton, light.

Much rye is being handled here for Europe. The forwarding companies are busy handling it.

The steamer Ontario has left Halifax for New York, after having made necessary repairs. She had heavy work in the gulf.

The Canadian steamer Lothair, which narrowly escaped foundering on Lake Huron, is in dry dock at Detroit. She is insured for $12,000.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: prop. Dominion towing schr. J.R. Benson, Toledo, 40,000 bushels wheat; prop. Escanaba, Chicago, 47,000 bushels corn.

Clearances: tug Active and five barges, Montreal, grain; tug Walker and consorts Kildonan and Minnedosa, Port Arthur, light; schr. Grantham, Chicago, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Fairhaven, light; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, light.

Drowned In The Canal - body found in Cornwall canal identified as Joseph Leduc, of Valleyfield, who disappeared off barge Lark, of the Montreal transportation company.

Incidents of the Day - The yacht Merle, of Oswego, in a race for $250, defeated the yacht Pappoose (Papoose ?), imported from New York to Lake Erie.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1891