The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1892

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The dredge Nipissing is having her bottom repaired at the dry-dock.

The Glengarry leaves the dry dock this week but will not be ready for service for at least six weeks.

The str. North King had the largest crowd of passengers down the river yesterday of any Sunday excursion this season.

Malcolm McMillan, one of the oldest sailors in Kingston, will go to St. John's, Nfld., next week to sail on one of the revenue cutters.

Clearances: str. Armenia, Deseronto, plaster paris; schr. Dudley, Oswego, lumber; tug Bronson, Montreal, six barges of grain; str. Singapore, Cleveland, phosphate.

The str. Sport arrived in port this morning with E.P. Wilber, South Bethlehem, and party on board. The Sport is making fourteen miles an hour this year. She left for a week down the Rideau canal this morning.

There has been another change in the steward's department on the str. Passport. It appears all hands have been paid off and on arrival at Montreal tonight the Corinthian's steward and staff will take charge of the Passport. It is said the new steward is a man of large experience from the Fall river route.

J. Donnelly returned on Saturday having raised the str. Golden Eye, sunk in Rice Lake, near Peterboro ten days ago. Although the steamer was completely submerged with the exception of her hurricane deck, Mr. Donnelly with his able staff of assistants had the vessel in Peterboro dry dock a week later.

It is said the United States government will ask the dominion government "for a return of the 18 cents a ton paid by vessels carrying cargoes to Ogdensburg and Oswego over and above the sums paid by vessels on cargoes destined for Montreal. The total amount is in the neighborhood of half a milllion dollars." Fudge! The amount is not $20,000.

Arrivals: str. Armenia, Deseronto, lumber; sloop John A., Seeley's Bay, wood; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, soft coal; prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 28,000 bush. wheat and 14,000 bush. rye; prop. Escanada, Chicago, 33,000 bush. corn and 14,000 bush. rye; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; str. Persia, Montreal; strs. Corinthian and Algerian, Montreal.

p.2 Deseronto, Aug. 20th - The yacht Norah, Belleville, has been in the dry dock here and had a thorough overhauling and her crew are confident of victory in the coming race.

p.4 Retaliation at the Soo - U.S. to start collectiong toll of 20 cents a ton on all freight going through the St. Mary's Falls canal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1892