The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1895

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The prop. Tilley lightened part of her cargo of flour and proceeded to Montreal.

Arrivals: Str. Spartan, Toronto; str. James Swift, Ottawa; Schr. Acacia, Charlotte, coal.

Capt. Harrison, of Napanee, has sold the tug Maud L. to Capt. Hardy, of Kingston. She will be used to tow vessels from Kingston to Sackett's Harbor, N.Y. The price paid was $450.

The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co. are doing such a large business that they find they have not a sufficient number of boats. The monthly statement for June surpasses everything in the history of the company.

p.4 Ran The Rapids - "Big John," the well known pilot of Caughnawaga, ran the Lachine rapids on Monday in a manner never before known. His reason for saying this was because he had several ladies with him. He made a brief speech, stating that for eighteen years he never was honored with a female companion on this dangerous trip. Of course it was made in his own small boat, guided by paddles only. Thousands viewed the descent and cheered "Big John" and his party. [Montreal Herald]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1895