The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1891

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The steamer Pueblo cleared from Portsmouth, yesterday, for Oswego to load coal for Milwaukee.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consort Valencia, Chicago, with corn and wheat, passed Port Colborne for Kingston.

The prop. Ocean on her way to Montreal on Monday used the new Galops channel and passed through all right. Other steamers are likely to follow her example.

The str. John Haggart was released from Davis' dry dock, last night, after shipping a wheel. Last night she was loaded with merchandize and cleared for Perth.

Divers in the employ of Donnelly & Son, wreckers, while examining the bottom of the prop. Lake Michigan found her straps broken. They fitted her with new ones.

Clearances: strs Rideau Belle and John Haggart, Rideau canal points; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, lumber; sloop Lorraine, Gananoque, salt; sloop John A., Seeley's Bay, lumber and salt; str. R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, ties.

Arrivals: sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, peas; Laura D., Picton, peas; schr. Pilot, Deseronto, lumber; props. Alma Munro and Ocean, Montreal, general merchandize; sloop Murray, Trenton, lumber; schr. Ella Murton, Sandusky, coal.

Formerly A Revenue Cutter - The steamer Admiral, about which so much has been said in connection with the boodling transactions of Thomas McGreevy, M.P., of Montreal, is an old and well-known boat. Early in the sixties she was a U.S. revenue cutter on the lakes and named the Chase. In the seventies she was sold to a man named Roussel ? of Ogdensburg, who took her to Cuba, changed her name to the Admrial and ran her on a mail route. When General Grant went to Hayti and San Domingo to negotiate a treaty with those islanders and possibly pave the way as was said at the time, for their peaceful annexation, the Admiral was fitted up as a yacht for the general and his staff. She was bought by Thomas McGreevy in 1883. The Admiral is now running on the Bay of Chaleurs route from Dalhousie, N.B. to Gaspe Basin, Que., making two trips a week under contract with the Dominion government to carry the mails.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1891