The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1892

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The Ogdensburg fleet will leave for Chicago the end of the week.

The tug Thistle steamed into the harbor this morning, repairs at Davis' dry dock being completed.

The mail steamers will not stop at Belleville this year, on the down trip. The boats will still run outside of the peninsula.

The tug Walker will be the first of the M.T. Co. fleet to leave port. She will tow a couple of barges to Oswego for coal on Saturday.

George Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, have bought the schooner E.P. Beals, owned by Buffalo parties. Lloyd's register gives her valuation of $7,500.

The steam barge VanAllan arrived from Oswego last night for inspection. She will be engaged on the Georgian Bay and Oswego route in carrying lumber this season.

Swift's new dock is progressing rapidly. The twenty-foot pier being erected at the shipyard below the bridge, for the end of the dock, will be transferred in a couple of days.

Capt. Dix put a new foremast in the schr. White Oak, on Saturday last, in less than half a day. This is remarkable quick time for such a job. Marine men are anxious to know how he did it.

Rooney & Co.'s schooners, Jessie Drummond and Annandale have been chartered by the Conger Coal company, Toronto, to carry coal from Fairhaven, N.Y., to Toronto, till Sept. 1st, at a good rate.

The schr. Lady Macdonald, with 10,000 bushels of barley, arrived in Oswego on Tuesday. Capt. Ewart said that he left Toronto, Sunday, and encountered head winds all the way, but met with no ice. Monday night, while off Oak Orchard, the wind changed suddenly for a short time a severe squall raged. Capt. Ewert says it was as severe a squall while it lasted as he ever experienced on the lake, and before it had subsided the staysail and flying jib had been carried away. The first arrival last year was on Saturday, April 4th.

Tenders Will Be Issued - W.G. Anderson, general superintendent of the marine department, was in the city yesterday, and left instructions with harbor master McCammon to issue tenders for the placing of spar and platform buoys in the harbor, and also for their storage in the winter for three years. The tenders will be called for immediately.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1892