The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Eliza Fisher will have a new railing and bulwarks. She is laying at Breck & Booth's dock.

Capt. Staley says the report that the str. Khartoum was leaking badly is untrue. He says she was only pinched a little by the ice, but is now all right.


Capt. M. Staley will have charge of the sloop Amelia this season.

The schr. B.W. Folger is being repainted, all repairs having been completed.

Capt. Rushford is fixing up the sloop Idlewild.

Lake Erie is still clogged with a field of 80 to 100 miles of ice.

Capt. Cornwall, Cobourg, will command the schr. Dudley again next season.

The str. Lorelei was removed from Davis' shipyard to Richardson's slip this morning.

Capt. Quakenbush, Port Hope, has been engaged as captain of the tug Olevia Gordon.

The str. Hiram A. Calvin made a trial trip from Garden Island to Kingston this morning.

Numerous charters for carrying grain from Duluth to Kingston have been made at six cents.

Capt. Carson, in command of the schr. W.J. Suffell, was the first to enter Hamilton port this year.

The crew of the schr. Dunn left for Toronto today. Capt. Jos. Dix went up a few days ago to make arrangements.

The str. St. Lawrence will leave the dry dock tomorrow. The str. Cibola, Toronto, is expected down about May 17th.

The sloop Laura D. sailed into port this morning from Batteau channel. This is the first vessel to reach port this season.

Capt. Donovan is cutting down the spars in the barges American and John R. Noyes. It is said they will go into the coal trade.

The schr. Lady Macdonald, Capt. Ewart, reached Oswego with barley from Toronto, on Tuesday, the first arrival of the season at Oswego.

The schr. Typo has been sold to Buffalo parties for $6,000. Hugh Coyne has sold to B.F. Comfort the schooner Mount Blanc for $4,500.

Capt. T. Donnelly, hull inspector, and Capt. Taylor, schooner inspector, went over to Garden Island today to inspect the Calvin fleet.

Vessel owners expect a big rush of business this summer. An immense amount of grain is to be transhipped from Port Arthur to Kingston. All other American ports in that district will do a large export business.

A Free Passage - str. Pierrepont new running, made first trip on Monday.

p.2 Abuse of Kingston - editorial about canal tolls and attack on Kingston by [Montreal Witness].

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1892