The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - W.M. Drennan has secured the contract of trimming, embroidering, etc., the cushioned furniture of the R. & O. N. Co.'s steamers laying here.

A Compliment For Gilbert - The public will be pleased to hear that Capt. Gilbert Johnston, of the str. Hero, will take charge of the boat again this year. Capt. Johnston has the advantage of being a good looking man and it is not necessary to state that he is popular with the fair sex. His courtesy will not be forgotten by the travelling public. [Belleville Ontario]


The schr. Dudley is in Davis' dry-dock having her bottom caulked.

The barge Senator is loading grain at Richardson's for Montreal.

The schr. Delaware arrived from Oswego with coal for Crawford last night.

The schr. Eliza Fisher ran into port loaded with screenings for Breck & Booth this morning.

Capt. Sullivan, of the str. Chieftain, arrived from Maloshville (Melochville ?) with a French crew this morning.

Swift's elevator will commence operations on Thursday. The schr. B.W. Folger will be the first vessel unloaded.

The schr. Minnedosa had her flags at half-mast this morning, out of respect to the memory of the late Hon. O. Mackenzie.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived from Charlotte with coal for Swift & Co. last night. The vessel had a fine trip across the lake.

The schrs. Bangalore and Hyderabad are in the government dry-dock receiving a general overhauling under the supervision of Capt. Powers.

The tug Walker with schooners Minnedosa and Kildonan, and the str. Glengarry with consorts Gaskin and Glenora, leave for Lake Superior this afternoon.

The water in the river is only eight inches higher now than it was at its lowest ebb last fall. Mariners are afraid of low water in the canal and river this season.

The Whig regrets to add that a brother of Capt. Patenaude, mate on the steamer Ocean, so long familiarly known as "Billy," died at his residence near Montreal yesterday.

The str. Rideau Belle will be dry-docked in a few days and have a new wheel inserted. She starts on her route May 2nd, will run to Ottawa and make two trips a week.

The steambarge Water Lily arrived in port this morning, to have a new compound engine inserted at the Kingston Foundry. She sailed from Picton to Garden Island, where she was taken in tow by the steamer Pierrepont.

News In Small Lots - Thomas Neily cut his wrist badly while shovelling coal at the M.T. Co.'s dock this morning. Another man's scoop struck him accidentally.


Lighted By Electricity - Heated By Steam.


This magnificent new steamer beginning April 24th, will leave Kingston every Sunday (until further notice) for Rochester at 5:30 p.m., calling at Bath, Picton, Deseronto and Belleville.

Returning, leave Charlotte (Port of Rochester) every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. for Bay of Quinte ports and Kingston.

Quickest Daily Line To Rochester.

Take Grand Trunk Train at 5:05 a.m. to Port Hope and steamer North King, arriving at 4 p.m. Thos. Hanley and J.P. Gildersleeve, Ticket Agents.

Daily To Picton - Tri-Weekly To Belleville.


Beginning Saturday, 6th of April, will (until further notice) leave Gunn's wharf, Kingston, daily at 3:30 p.m. for Picton, and for Belleville Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Returning, arriving in Kingston Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

Further particulars apply to A. Gunn & Co., Freight Agents, or C.F. Gildersleeve, Manager.

p.4 The steamer Oregon, which stranded in the vicinity of Crossover light, near Kingston, last autumn, has been repaired at Ogdensburg and is ready to sail.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1892