The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1892

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p.1 They Were In Lively Mood - "a gang of drunken Indians" on board Pierrepont, Capt. Allan, cause ruckus while on way to Garden Island.

General Paragraphs - The schr. Eliza Fisher will leave for Charlotte tomorrow, to load coal for Breck & Booth.

A telegram received states that the str. Calvin, with the empty barges, arrived in Toronto safe and sound but after a hard and dangerous voyage.

The steamer Armenia was compelled to turn back and run into Kingston again to take on fuel. She left on Saturday for Charlotte but was unable to gain that port on account of the gale. While a light north wind was blowing in this vicinity, the captain says a terrific western gale was in progress on the lake.


The str. Hero will make her first trip on Monday.

Capt. J. Cornelius is fixing up the sloop Wood Duck.

Capt. Nicholson takes charge of the str. North King next week.

The sloop Maggie L. is expected from Consecon with a load of barley.

The sloop Idlewild left for Howe Island today with a load of lumber.

The schr. Glenora will be dry docked today and have her bottom caulked.

The tug Olevia Gordon was engaged towing about the harbor this morning.

The str. Corsican will not be able to have her trial trip this week. It will occur early next week.

Capt. J.V. Trowell and W.A. Geddes, proprietor of the str. Ocean, are in the city visiting relatives.

Kingston can now boast of a first class wharf. The dock built by James Swift is almost completed, except the filling in, and it is indeed a fine piece of work.

The following vessels have chartered in Chicago for Kingston: Katie Forbes, 45,000 bushels corn; Josephine, 50,000 bush. corn; Negaunee, 33,000 bush. wheat; Rhoda Emily, 40,000 bush. rye; Pueblo, 65,000 bush. corn; D.C. Whitney, 60,000 bush. corn; Sandusky, 40,000 bush. wheat.


- of the Kingston Board of Trade:


Capt. Gaskin spoke about the graving dock saying it was in use. He hoped the tariff of the dock would be reduced. If this is not done the dock will not be used as much as it would be if the tariff was lower.

Mr. Mooers - What are the rates at the dry dock now?

Capt. Gaskin - The charge for boats under 100 tons for twenty-four hours is $20. Any boat over 100 tons twenty cents per ton. This was for entrance. After the twenty-four hours boats were charged seven cents per ton for dockage. He spoke of the erection of lights in the harbor and the rebate on canal tolls. The city's interest in the latter matter had been protected by the board of trade......

p.2 Cape Vincent, April 12th - ...."Our breakwater scheme has suddenly collapsed. It has departed after a short illness, never to return."...."The tug Proctor, with barges, passed up Sunday morning. She returned at night having encountered a heavy sea on the lake...."

p.4 A Steam Barge Burned - Wallaceburg, April 13th - The small steambarge W.S. Ireland, was badly burned at the Erie and Huron railway dock here last evening. She is owned by John Cooper, and has just been fitted out for the season's work and intended loading for Detroit today. The fire is supposed to have caught around the boilers. She was valued at $6,000; insured against fire in the Queen for $3,500.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1892