The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1892

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Stephen Burke has been engaged as mate of the schr. Singapore.

The canvas was rigged on the schr. Singapore this morning.

John Phillips will serve as mate on the schr. Grantham this season.

The tug Active will probably take the place of the tug Thompson for a short time at the opening of navigation.

The str. Hero is being fixed up for the summer's run. The carpets and furniture were taken aboard this morning.

Capt. Keith, of the schooner Eliza Fisher, arrived in the city this morning to take charge of his craft.

The str. Pierrepont towed the schr. Grantham over to Garden Island, today, where she will have a new mizzenmast inserted.

What Will It Answer? Prescott offering to build elevators and storehouses if the M.T. Co. will move its plant there from Kingston - thought that the harbor there isn't deep enough, and too open.

p.2 Napanee, April 5th - ...Capt. Collier's Reindeer wintered here and is now being fitted up for the season's work. The route will be, as usual, between here and Cressy Point, near the "upper gap," calling daily at Adolphustown, Glenora and Picton. The Deseronto navigation company will also have on a daily steamer, as in former years.....

Kingston Harbor - The department of marine proposes during the coming season to erect range lights in Barriefield common for the purpose of enabling vessels to get to the freight wharfs in Kingston harbor clear of all shoals, and tenders are being invited for the construction of skeleton iron towers for this purpose. Three isolated shoals in the harbor, which have heretofore been marked by small spar buoys, will, in future, have anchored on them large square platform buoys, surmounted by conspicuous frame work beacons. The desirability of establishing a steam fog horn at Nine Mile Point is under consideration.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1892