The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1891

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Arrivals: schr. Pilot, Deseronto, lumber; sloop Murray, Deseronto, slabs; tug Thompson and three barges, Oswego, light.

Clearances: schr. B.W. Folger, Gananoque, to load barley; steambarge Freemason and two barges with stone and coal for the Rideau canal; tug Thompson and barges Alberta and Cornwall, Oswego, light, to load coal for Montreal; steambarge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; str. Traveller, Ogdensburg, light; prop. Argonaut, Oswego, light, to load coal for Duluth; steambarge Khartoum, Consecon, light, to load peas.

p.4 Experiences of 1837-8 - ...I volunteered in the marine in Kingston, there being 4 companies of them, composed of boatmen and sailors. In the spring of 1838, when Capt. Sandown (sic) came from England to take charge of Kingston dock-yard and also to command the fleet of boats on the lakes, I was one of 4 young men chosen by Lieut. Gaskin to row the commodore from Kingston to the dockyard on his arrival. A young man, a friend of the commodore, was also in the boat, and when she struck the dockyard wharf he sprang out, but was ordered back by the commodore, who claimed the honor of taking possession as first in rank...

Thomas Hill.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1891