The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Apr 1892

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Improvements to the tug Active will be completed in a few days.

W. Forbes will leave for Buffalo, on Monday, to take command of a vessel there.

The tug Glide pumped water into the Glengarry's boiler, this morning, to clean it out.

Many vessels are being chartered to carry grain from Chicago and Duluth to Kingston at 5 1/2 cents per bushel on wheat and 5 cents on corn.

The water in the harbor has risen seven inches within the past month. If the wind had been from the west the rise would have been twice as much.

Two new steam pumps arrived from Toronto, this morning, for the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's steamers, the Spartan and Corsican.

Irwin Marshall, of this city, has been appointed chief engineer of one of the C.P.R. whalebacks building at West Superior. She will run from Gladstone to Buffalo.

The barge Cornwall was towed to the dry dock, this morning, to have some extra fastenings put in her keelsons. She is the first boat to enter the dock this season.

About the middle of the month the str. Cibola, Toronto, tug Sir John, of Cobourg, and the barges Hyderabad and Bangalore will be docked for repairs at the graving dock.

A week ago today the tug Ranger, owned by S. Stewart, of Newboro, sank in the Rideau canal. She has been unfortunate. While at this port she was burned to the water's edge. On Friday she was raised.

Submarine Boat Tested At Detroit - 40 feet long, 14 feet deep, 9 feet beam; steam engine used on surface and electric storage battery when submerged; inventor George C. Baker of Chicago.

Where Is Bancroft? - inscription being prepared for granite corner stone block at dry-dock.

p.2 The Deseronto fleet: Ella Ross, D.B. Christie, captain; James Collier, mate; John McFaul, engineer; T. Butler, purser. Resolute, John Gowan, captain; John Rowe, mate; H. Thurston, engineer; John Toppings, assistant engineer. Reliance, James Doherty, captain; R. Woodcock, mate; Thos. O'Neil, engineer; James Noble, assistant engineer. Rescue, S. Anderson, sr., captain; Michael McFaul, engineer. Deseronto, Wm. Skillen, captain; George Boyd, engineer; W. Skillen, purser. Ripple, Benjamin Hull, captain; Ben Hull, engineer. Nile, Jas. Daly, captain; James Quigley, engineer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Apr 1892