The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. T. Donnelly and E. Adams are in Toronto inspecting boats.

The schr. Grantham has been chartered to carry grain from Lake Erie ports to Kingston.

John McComisky will leave for the propeller Cuba, at Port Dalhousie, in a few days. He goes second mate.

Capt. John Mulvaney, of the schr. Stephenson, is an old Kingstonian. He has not been here for twenty-two years and his genial face was welcomed by his friends.

Clearances: schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, lumber; schr. Tradewind, Charlotte, light; schr. Acacia, Oswego, light; str. Quebec, Cape Vincent, railroad ties and cedar posts.

The improvements to the propeller Algonquin, in the dry-dock all winter, cost over $17,000. The principal work done was the making of her stem finer, also the remedyiing of dinges received in the canal last year. The Kingston foundry did the work and turned out a good job. The vessel is in charge of Capt. McMaugh, with S. Brisbin, St. Catharines, first engineer. She will leave for Chicago on Monday. She carries 72,000 bushels of corn or 68,000 bushels of wheat under a draught of fourteen feet.

Incidents of the Day - The str. Persia (J.H. Scott, master) will leave Kingston for Montreal and way ports at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd, and after that date every Wednesday at 8 a.m.. Jas. Swift & Co., agents.

The steamer North King leaves Swift's wharf every Sunday evening at 5 p.m., for Rochester, arriving at 7 a.m. Monday morning. Via Port Hope week days. T. Hanley, agent.


The str. Corsican is having a new stem put in.

The tug Olevia Gordon is doing work about the harbor.

James Whalen will go on the M.T. Co.'s barge Wheatbin this season.

J. Hurley left today to join the schooner Augustus at St. Catharines.

The tug Petrel left for Quebec today with a raft belonging to the Collins Bay rafting company.

The str. North King was out for a trial trip today. She will start on her regular trips tomorrow.

The schooner Annie Falconer will carry coal from Oswego to Napanee. She expected to clear today.

The str. Richelieu will be ready to run in about a week's time. She is having many improvements added.

The schr. Folger, being relieved of her cargo of coal at Swift's dock, will next load lumber for Oswego.

The str. Antelope is in port from Gananoque. She will have her machinery repaired at the Kingston foundry.

The str. Owen Sound is in the government dry dock having the after length of her shaft connected and a wheel adjusted.

The str. Rideau Belle will make her first trip down the canal on Monday. She goes as far as Portland. The Belle will take the Ottawa route until the str. James Swift is ready.

Connolly Bros. have gone to Philadelphia, Pa., to watch their interests in respect to the tendering on a large contract. The dredge Hector will remain suspended on chains until they return.

Mate O'Rourke of the Folger, says there is very little moving in Oswego at the present time. The dealers are all laying off for the spring prices in coal, which come in on May 1st. A few loads have been shipped but very little.

The barge McCarthy is in Davis' dry-dock receiving general repairs. Thirty men are at work repairing the Princess Louise and the new boat for the Saskatchewan river will be launched on Tuesday. She will be called Alberta, of Edmonton, N.W.T.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1893