The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1892

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The schr. Kildonan is dry-docked at Port Huron.

J. Hackett, with a gang of eight men, is unloading the schr. Julia.

The sloop Idlewild cleared with lumber for Long Island Park today.

Steamers D.D. Calvin and Armenia will leave for Toledo for timber.

The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders, will make her first trip next week.

The schr. Grantham arrived today from Toronto with timber for Garden Island.

The schr. Eliza Fisher leaves for Trenton, today, to load lumber for Cape Vincent. Hugh Brown, Picton, will act as mate with Capt. Keith on the sch. Eliza Fisher this season.

The prop. Viking arrived from Chicago, yesterday, with 63,000 bushels of corn and rye.

The schr. Hercules sailed into port this morning with 18,400 bushels of wheat from Sarnia.

Most of the vessels are now ready to leave port and are awaiting patiently an influx of orders.

It is believed that the timber from the upper lakes will all be transhipped by the latter end of July.

The barge Albini will be put on the ways at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard and have her bottom renovated.

The tug Bronson will start Monday morning to bring stone from up the river to fill in the M.T. Co.'s new dock.

The sloop Laura D. arrived with 3,000 bushels of oats from Emerald for Richardson & Sons, this morning.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes, Capt. Parsons, is expected down from Toledo, on Monday, with coal for Breck & Booth.

The sloop Maggie L. will arrive with oats from Napanee, and the sloop Idlewild is also expected from Wolfe Island with peas, today.

The tug Jessie Hall with barge Cornwall arrived from Charlotte last night with 1,339 tons of coal, the greatest amount of coal ever transhipped to Kingston by any barge only drawing 10 1/2 of water.

The schr. Rhoda Emily, Chicago, rye, and str. Omaha, Gladstone, wheat, passed Port Colborne last night.

Several of the boats that required docking in Kingston this year have been sent to other places on account of the high tariff at the government dry-dock. The dry-docks at Port Robinson and Port Dalhousie particularly, have been taken advantage of as the rate there is only about one half what it is in Kingston. Mariners are now beginning to ask the question was the dry-dock secured and built as an ornament to Kingston?

Will Run A Mail Liner - Capt. Thomas Craig, formerly of the steamers Hero and Hastings, has been appointed master of the steamer Passport. His duties begin June 1st. We heartily congratulate the genial Tom on his promotion to such a responsible office.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1892