The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1892

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The sloop Laura D. is in with oats from Stella.

Sloop Murray with wood arrived from Deseronto this morning.

The tug Hall left with two light barges for Oswego to load coal.

The sloop Idlewild is unloading oats at Richardson's from Wolfe Island.

The prop. Rhoda Emily cleared for Oswego, yesterday, to load coal for Chicago.

Steamers D.D. Calvin and consorts, Kingston. passed Port Dalhousie for Toledo last night.

The tugs Bronson and Glide with tows of 8 barges each, leave for Montreal today with grain.

Capt. C. Beaupre will be master of the Bangalore and H. Hannigan will act as mate.

The steamer Niagara from Toledo is being discharged at Portsmouth, the first arrival of the season there.

Steamers Superior and consorts, Chicago, passed Port Dalhousie for Kingston last night loaded with wheat.

John Philips, Wolfe Island, formerly of the sloop Lorraine, is acting as mate of the schr. Grantham this season.

On Sunday morning the steamer Omaha came into the harbor from the west with her fenders covered with ice.

Capt. Booth was engaged marking the locations of the spar and platform buoys in the harbor this morning. They will be placed at once.

The schr. Dudley, in Davis' dry-dock, will be completed by Thursday, when the str. Rideau Belle will be docked, after which several of the M.T. company's barges will be repaired.

Capt. Batten will command the new steamer Columbia of the R. & O.N. Co. Mr. Sparham, for several years steward of the str. Spartan, will be assistant purser on the Columbia.

Hon. Thomas McGreevy, president; Mr. Chabot, manager, and several directors of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, go to Chester, to witness the launching, on Wednesday next, of the new str. Columbian.

To Capt. T. Hurley, Detroit, one of the owners of the schr. Mystic Star, the Allen and Dobbie wrecking company have made an offer to place the schooner in dock for $2,600. The offer has not been accepted.

In 1873 A. Hanley was steward on the str. Enterprise. He says the weather in April of that year was very cold. The steamer was bound to Kingston from the west with a cargo of grain. When she left the Welland canal the weather was warm and pleasant, but on April 23rd, when she reached Nine Mile Point, the temperature was different and ice was ahead. After ploughing through sixty miles of ice she had to stop. Mr. Hanley and the master crossed to Simcoe Island, on ice, and rowed from there to the city. On returning next morning they had to break through a great deal of ice. The Enterprise got clear after a large tug had made a channel through the field.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1892