The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Passport, of the Richelieu line of steamers, had considerable difficulty in Belleville, in getting out again as the officers were not acquainted with the harbor.


The schr. Fabiola on arriving at Charlotte will load coal for Cobourg.

The str. Saginaw Valley, from Duluth with corn, is expected tonight.

The prop. Acadia, Chicago to Montreal with corn, will lighten here tonight.

The prop. Niagara arrived at Garden Island yesterday with timber from Manistee.

The Tecumseh and barges will arrive at Collinsby tonight, with timber from Byng Inlet.

E. Thornton purchased a steamyacht from Mr. Graham, Portsmouth. She will be named Magpie.

The strs. Passport, for Montreal, Spartan for Toronto, and Ocean for St. Catharines, passed here yesterday.

A steamboat captain this morning said that in all his experience he had never known business so dull as at present.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and seven barges, Montreal, light; tug Active and six barges, Montreal; schr. Flora, Elmira (sic), Sodus Point, coal.

The prop. Myles left today for Port Dalhousie where she will be taken out on Muir's drydock for general repairs and to have a new wheel placed.

The str. Algonquin arrived yesterday with one of the largest single cargoes yet received at this port. 73,000 bushels of corn was the amount.

Yesterday Capt. J.F. Allen and W. McCammon visited the Myles shoal and found fourteen feet of water on it. The buoy is damaged. It will be replaced by a new one. The other bouys in the harbor will be repainted red.

Clearances: strs. Rosedale and Algonquin, Charlotte, light; prop. Mary Boyce, Buffalo, light; prop. Myles, Port Dalhousie, light; tug Thompson and six barges, Montreal, grain; tug Active and four barges, Montreal, grain; schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; tug Edmond and three barges, Hull, chemical ore.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1891