The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1892

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p.1 A Yacht Improved - Mr. Strange has caused the sailing yacht Norma to be improved. 2300 pounds of lead was taken from the inside of the yacht, cast in the form of a shoe and added to the outside shoe, which has been deepened 8 inches. She draws eight inches more water than last year. Her stern post was raked, by which the upper part of the rudder was thrown aft eight inches on the lower part and thrown forward about a foot. A three eighth of an inch steel board has been substituted for an inch and a quarter oak board. The centre board box has been lowered almost to the level of the cabin floor. Her colors will be the same as last year. W. Robinson made the improvements.

Must Have An Order - The appliances for the range lights arrived in the city today and harbor master McCammon immediately engaged teams to remove the iron to Barriefield commons. Upon arriving there Mr. McCammon was met by Col. Cotton and informed that he could not go on with the erection of the lights without furnishing him (the colonel) with an order from the minister of marine as the property belonged to the militia department and not to the marine department. Mr. McCammon will procure the necessary document.

Popular With The Men - C. Crowley, foreman of the iron ore gang, at Portsmouth, leaves for Chicago tomorrow where he will engage as head of a stevedore gang. Charles has worked along the docks for the past eighteen years and in that time has won the esteem of merchants and vessel owners, as well as being one of the most popular men among the deck hands. He says he is obliged to leave the city on account of the very poor prospects for work this summer.

General Paragraphs - The props. Rhoda Emily, Pueblo and Omaha have been chartered to carry corn and wheat from Chicago to Kingston.

The tug Edmond with a barge of wood arrived at Breck & Booth's dock this morning.

The schr. Fisher will clear for Charlotte to load coal.


The schr. Falconer is loading 120 tons of grate coal at the penitentiary dock.

The prop. Argonaut is expected from Chicago with wheat for the M.T. Co., today.

The str. Haggart was released yesterday in the Rideau river by the str. Rideau Belle.

The tug Active has been dry-docked at the government dock and will have her outside bearings overhauled.

The keel is now laid at the M.T. Co's ship yards for a new barge. She will be similar to the model of the schr. Glenora.

The range lights apparatus arrived from Montreal today, and was placed on Barriefield common by harbor master McCammon, who now awaits orders from headquarters.

The prop. Acadia has changed hands. Messrs. A. & D. McKay's sons are the purchasers. The boat will take the place of the Celtic, recently lost in Lake Erie. The Acadia is a good one.

Arrivals: schr. Fleetwing, Collinsby, coal for Swift; steamer Water Lily, Consecon, 5,600 bush. peas; str. Resolute, Charlotte, coal; sloop Idlewild, Bath, buckwheat; sloop Lia, Gananoque, wheat, rye and buckwheat.

The str. Resolute arrived from Charlotte yesterday with coal and attempted to go through the bridge to unload at the spile dock but was obliged to turn back on account of low water. She was drawing eleven feet of water. She is lightening at the K. & P. dock.

The prop. Cuba arrived in port from Montreal today on her first trip of the season. Capt. Hume is again in command.



J.H. Scott, Master.

For Montreal, Toronto, and St. Catharines, will leave Jas. Swift & Co.'s wharf every Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock for Montreal and way ports and every Sunday morning at 8 o'clock for Toronto and St. Catharines. For freight and passage apply to James Swift & Co., Agent.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1892