The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1893

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The schr. Burton will be in today with coal from Charlotte.

The str. Persia had a large cargo of merchandise from Montreal.

The str. Princess Louise was docked today at Davis'. She is now being painted.

The Belle had her shaft repaired at Davis' dry-dock and left on her route today.

The schrs. Fleetwing and Folger are expected at Swift's dock today with coal from Oswego.

The str. Pierrepont will go to Adolphustown and bring down a cargo of hay for Mr. Bullis.

The str. Lake Michigan lightened 5,800 bushels of corn at the M.T. Co., and proceeded to Montreal.

Capt. Noonan's new steamer will be finished by the 20th. She has been painted and resembles the old Kathleen very much.

Clearances: str. North King, Charlotte; tug Mary with barge Valentia, Toledo, to load timber for Garden Island; schr. Acacia, Oswego, light.

The str. Rosedale, Kingston to Amherstburg, passed Port Colborne last night and the tug Walker and barges and the str. Denver, Chicago to Kingston, also reported.

Arrivals: schr. Pilot, Bay of Quinte, buckwheat; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Rideau canal, coal; str. Chieftain, six light barges for the K. & M. F. Co.; str. Lake Michigan, Toledo, corn.

General Paragraphs - Today Capt. Donnelly inspected the hull of the str. Richelieu.

Incidents of the Day - H. Connolly, president of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, arrived from Montreal on Saturday and will remain until the dredge Hector, sunk at the dry-dock, is out of danger.

p.2 A Little Steam Tug - George Osborne, at the McCarthy banquet, hit the M.T. company between the eyes. In speaking of the decline in shipbuilding he said: "And Canada, the country that built and equipped the first steamship to cross the Atlantic ocean, has now, under the fostering care of the great conservative party, to send abroad for little steam tugs to tow grain barges."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1893