The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1889

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p.1 The Fishermen Excited - petition to stop gill netting in Bay of Quinte.

p.4 ad - Bay of Quinte Steamboat Route - str. Hero, C.H. Nicholson, master, with schedule.



Cleared: schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, timber.

Loading: tug W. Johnson, timber, for Garden Island.

Owners of boats find it difficult to obtain men for their vessels.

The prop. Rosedale is on her way to the city from Chicago with corn.

The prop. Cuba will begin work next week, after receiving a new boiler.

The Hiram A. Calvin left this morning for Montreal to bring up light barges.

The barges Manley Benson and Russel load timber at Byng Inlet for Garden Island.

The tug Walker left this morning to meet the barges of the M.T. company coming up from Montreal.

The tugs David C. Thompson and A. Walker arrived this morning with barges from Montreal.

The tug Traveller with three barges arrived this morning from Montreal. She is the first arrival from that port.

While on her way to Kingston on Tuesday the steering gear of the barge Merritt became disabled, and difficulty was experienced in guiding the boat.

Arrived: schr. Grantham, Toledo, oak timber; schr. Prussia, Toronto, light; Annie Falconer, Oswego, 390 tons hard coal; schr. Kildonan, Toledo, 41,331 bushels corn; schr. John Gaskin, Toledo, 37,976 bushels corn; schr. Glenora, Toledo, 48,000 bushels corn.

The schr. Annie Falconer arrived on Wednesday at Oswego with lumber for J.K. Post & Co. The wind was off the land, and when the signal for a tug was given no attention was paid to it, says the Palladium, although the tug M.J. Cummings was inside the breakwater. The vessel finally reached the east breakwater, and a line was passed to longshoremen who towed the vessel to the dock. When the Falconer left here last she got away without the aid of a tug. This is said to be the reason why the Cummings refused to tow her into port. Capt. Dandy says that when he arrived here last Friday night there was no tug on night duty and he was compelled to sail in. When he got ready to go out he waited quite a while for a tug, but none came, and while he was in the cabin the mate let go and the vessel sailed out. The tug Mary Queen, which is not in the association, will tow the Falconer in and out of port whenever the association tugs refuse to do so.

Council Meeting - petition from William Power, asking for compensation for the loss sustained by the wiping out of his workshops, etc., to give room for the new dry dock. Referred to the committee on finance.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1889