The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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p.3 Marine Paragraphs (possibly in Weekly Whig)

p.5 Kingston In Brief - Capt. Batten left for Sorel, Que. Monday. The captain has received the same appointment as last year, pilot of all the upper boats from Coteau to Lachine.


The Detroit river boats are now running to Cleveland.

The ice is still solid in Lake Huron, so say advices received here.

The ice has left the American channel and boats can now run over there.

A lot has been purchased at Prescott for $3,000 as a site for a grain elevator.

Chicago reports the charter of the schr. Constitution for 30,000 bushels corn to Kingston at 2 1/2 cents.

Boats are running in the vicinity of Brockville and the ice has disappeared at Alexandria Bay.

Capt. Bongard, South Bay, arrived on Tuesday to fit up the schr. Acacia for the opening of navigation.

An attempt will be made by the steamer Pierrepont to break the ice bridge between the city and Garden Island on Saturday.

Information was received today that the Welland Canal would be opened for traffic on April 23rd. The water will be drained off on the 11th inst.

Capt. Horne, Wolfe Island, has not purchased the schr. Picton. There has been correspondence but the terms are not satisfactory and no transfer has taken place.

Capt. Taylor is making big improvements to the schr. Annie Falconer this spring. New stanchions and other repairs are being made. Capt. Cornwall, Brighton, will again have charge of the vessel.

Sweeping reductions in the value of lake vessel property appear in the Inland Lloyds vessel register for 1895. At present vessels on the lakes are earning nothing, and the cost of building vessels has declined heavily owing to the industrial depression. For these reasons the values in the register had to be reduced. It would be unfair to permit owners to insure their properties in valuations five to twenty-five per cent higher than the building prices of the same kind of property.

The following appointments have been announced for the coming season: Capt. E. Maloney, Hoboken, of Ogdensburg; Capt. John McDowell, schr. M.T. Downing, Oswego; Capt. Tim Donavan, str. John E. Hall, Oswego; Capt. James Brackin, schr. John R. Noyes; Capt. W. Griffin, str. Monteagle, Oswego; Capt. P. Griffin, str. Parnell, Oswego; Capt. Dan Hourigan, str. Hecla; Patrick Hurley, Isaac Stevenson, Ogdensburg; Capt. John Hurley, Mystic Star, Detroit; Capt. Charlie Bough, Annie M. Peterson; Capt. Mathew Hourigan, schr. Oliver Mitchell; Capt. John Kerr, schr. G.S. Houghton; Capt. James Gibson, schr. West Side; Capt. Ripson, schr. Ishpeming.

The str. St. Lawrence will be commanded by Capt. Chester W. Rees; Empire State, Capt. Andrew Miller; Islander, Capt. A. Kendall; Jessie Bain, Capt. Charles Kendall.

p.7 Stella, April 10th - The schr. Azelia, lying in the harbor, is being fitted out for the season. A number of our sailors expect to return to the upper lakes next week.

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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
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