The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1892

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The schr. Dudley will load lumber at the spile dock for Oswego.

The M.T. Co. shipped 200,000 bushels of grain to Montreal today.

The barge La Union, of the M.T. Co., is dry-docked and will be caulked.

Str. Col. By is at Davis & Son's machine shop receiving repairs to engine.

Mr. Doran's steam yacht Siesta is undergoing general repairs at Davis' ship yard.

The tug Jessie Hall was dry docked yesterday and had repairs done to her stern post.

The tug Mary, chartered by the Collins Bay rafting company, will leave with a raft for Montreal tonight.

The prop. Myles is expected from Fort William with 43,000 bush. wheat. This is her first trip of the season.

The former orders have been cancelled and the mail steamers will not start on their regular route before June 1st.

Engineer Noble, of the marine department, Ottawa, will be here next week to superintend the erection of the range lights.

Since being unloaded it has been discovered that fully 2,000 bushels of the prop. Enterprise's cargo are damaged. This is due to heavy weather on Lake Superior.

Clearances: tug Active, four barges, grain, Montreal; str. Chieftain, Ogdensburg; str. Calvin, with schr. Valencia, Duluth, light; schr. Eliza White, Oswego, light; schr. Antelope, Cleveland, light.

There are twenty-five men constantly employed at Davis' yard building steam yachts and repairing boats placed in the dry dock. There have already been twelve boats docked this spring.

Arrivals: prop. Columbia, 45,000 bushels wheat, Duluth; schr. Foster, 41,500 bushels wheat; Duluth; prop. Omaha, 56,857 bushels corn, Chicago; schr. Rainbow, Trenton, lumber; sloop Lia, Wolfe Island, hay; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, coal.

Who Will Be The Favorite - An interesting competition is looked forward to this summer between a couple of the mail boat captains. Since entering the line Capt. Garrett has pretty nearly had everything his own way, as far as the ladies are concerned, and sailed into port every trip with a beautiful bouquet awaiting him. But this year, however, Capt. Craig, an unmarried and attractive man, is after him. Of course, Capt. Garrett still retains his manly bearing and Capt. Craig will have to attend to his toilet early in the morning.

General Paragraphs - The prop. Myles arrived this afternoon from Port Arthur with a load of grain.

p.2 The Persia Runs The Galops Rapids - The prop. Persia ran the new channel in the Galops rapids on Wednesday last, piloted by Capt. Vaughan. She is the first screw steamer that has run it without the aid of a government pilot. The steam barge Niagara was the first with the aid of a government pilot, assisted by Capt. Vaughan, who is now mate and pilot of the Persia, under Capt. Scott. The Persia was also the first screw steamer to go up Rapid de Plats with the present low water.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1892