The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1894

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The sloop Volunteer cleared for Cape Vincent today with cedar posts for H. Harris.

The str. Ocean cleared for Deseronto, last night, to be repaired. The survey will be made there.

The schr. Herbert Dudley has a two months charter to carry building stone from Kingston to Toronto.

The men working on the wreck of the Ocean averaged $50 for three weeks. There was a lot of over time.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. James Swift, Ottawa; schr. Annie Minnes, bay ports, peas.

The str. St. Magnus arrived this morning from Duluth, lightened 20,000 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

The steam yacht Aphrodite, from Alexandria Bay, with a party of Yankee anglers on board, called here this morning en route for the Rideau Canal fishing grounds.

The old Island Wanderer, launched from Johnston's shipyard, Clayton, was given her new name - Chauncey M. Depew. The boat will be ready for business about August 1st.

The sailing yacht Crescent Wave arrived yesterday from New York. She is a beauty and will take part in the yacht races to be held at Big Sodus. Her skipper is Capt. Clement, and he is assisted by a crew of four sailors.

The str. Pelerin, in Davis' dry-dock for repairs, went up to the Kingston foundry dock to have her machinery attended to. The steamer will get away for Toronto this afternoon. She will run as a ferry boat between Toronto and Hanlan's Island.


Heavy Dock Rates.

While Kingstonians are proud of the government dry-dock they cannot realize that the city is being benefitted financially by it. It is not meeting the purposes for which it was built, and the reason is the tariff for using it is beyond the grasp of those who might be served. Owners of boats that can be placed in Davis' dry-dock always ascertain the rates for the government dock, and in no case have they been able to avail themselves of the best dock in the dominion of Canada. The prop. Ocean was brought here yesterday. She needs repairs which will cost between $8,000 and $9,000 but the work will not be done here. The owners could not stand the dry-dock tariff and they intend to have the steamer repaired at Deseronto. The M.T. and K. & M. F. companies cannot avail themselves of the government dry-dock. They could keep it busy most of the season but they cannot stand the rates. If the rent rates were lowered Kingston would feel the benefit and appreciate more than ever the advantage of having a capable dry-dock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1894