The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Apr 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Ionia, schrs. Everett and Sophia Minch will load wheat at Chicago for Kingston at 4 1/2 cents free of canal tolls.

The str. Islander will commence running between Clayton and Alexandria Bay tomorrow. Mr. Stevenson, Oswego, goes as purser.

The Late Daniel McEwen - born in Scotland 83 years ago; came to America in 1842; lived two years in Montreal, during which he engineer on str. Bytown which ran from Montreal to Kingston; repaired steamers in Toronto; came back to Kingston 39 years ago and started work for Mr. Honeyman at Kingston foundry; later ran engine of an elevator at foot of Queen St. owned by Mr. Berry, then started foundry on Queen street and ran it for 25 years.



Capt. C. Allen will run Gildersleeve's steam barge Quebec this season.

Capt. E. Booth will start right away putting down the buoys in the harbor.

Yesterday the schrs. Singapore and White Oak cleared for Oswego to load coal for western ports.

This morning Messrs. Oldrieve & Horn received a large order for marine supplies for Point Traverse lighthouse.

Capt. Smith will again command the steamer Alexandria this year. For thirty-five years he has been on the same route.

Capt. Dix of the schr. Dunn expects to get away on Saturday. The Welland canal is free of ice, but navigation is still blocked at the foot of Lake Erie. The canal will be open by Thursday.

Capt. Noonan's new steamer will be completed and ready to go on her trip down the Rideau canal by May 5th. The steamer Rideau Belle will begin running by May 1st if the Rideau is open by that time, as no doubt it will be.

Vessel owners purchase tackle and other supplies in the United States ports and seldom pay duty on the stuff when they return to Canada. In this way the Canadian dealers are euchred out of much trade. Custom house officials should watch this matter if duties are to be imposed.

Capt. Saunders with the schr. Ella Murton leaves for Oswego tomorrow, to load coal for Hamilton. The captain is corresponding with the pupils of an academy in New York state, who want to charter the craft for a trip to Chicago to last for two months. There are eighty of them.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Apr 1893