The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1894

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The str. Empire State will be launched on Saturday next.

The str. Pierrepont will be docked on the 15th. Her bottom will be examined and repairs made.

The schr. Fabiola is in at Crawford's with a load of coal for Oswego. She will return to Oswego as soon as being unloaded.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived from Toledo this morning. She has 10,500 bushels of yellow corn for Richardson & Sons.

Seven boats have been inspected and repaired in the dry-dock this spring. A barge and the steamers Columbian and Spartan are booked to enter.

T. McAuley's new steam yacht was moved down to Davis' shipyard yesterday, to have a boiler put in. The yacht is thirty-three feet in length and should be a flier.

This morning the sloop Dandy, owned by Hawkins Bros., of New York, arrived and loaded wheat at Richardson & Sons' dock for Morton. Capt. J. Randall is in command.

A model of the standing keel yacht Vigilant is on exhibition at Mill's auction room. It was made by Mr. Robinson of the hosiery mill and is a fine piece of workmanship.

Capt. S.G. Johnston, Clayton, has the str. Island Wanderer in frame. Not very much of the old boat remains, so that when completed she will be practically a new boat.

Capt. Frank McMaster will haul out the schr. Annandale on the Deseronto marine railway. He expects to start on the summer's trips next week. The Annandale has been greatly strengthened and thoroughly overhauled during the past winter.

Arrivals: str. Tecumseh, Cameron and Cavalier, Toledo, lumber; prop. Everett, Chicago, 47,000 bushels corn; schr. Cartier, Chicago, 25,000 bushels corn; schr. S.B. Pomeroy, Chicago, 27,000 bush. corn; schr. Stewart, Chicago, 35,000 bushels corn; schr. Rooney, Oswego, coal; schr. Delaware, Oswego, coal.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. Scott, late of the str. Persia, has been appointed master of the str. Carmona. He will leave this week to assume his duties.

Capt. Pierce is superintending the work of putting false sides on the str. Empire State. She will be launched on Wednesday and will run faster and steadier than she did before.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1894