The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1891

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The schr. E. Fisher has left for Charlotte to load coal for Kingston.

The schr. White Oak, from Oswego, is discharging 400 tons of coal at Breck & Booth's dock.

The str. Campana is expected here on her first trip, this afternoon, with wheat from Chicago.

Alex. McDougall, inventor of the whaleback boats, was in the city yesterday, and left on his steamer, the Wetmore, for Montreal.

The steam yacht Juno, owned by the penitentiary authorities, sank in 40 feet of water in Portsmouth harbor one day last week.

Clearances: tug Hall and six barges, Montreal, grain; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; schr. Ella Murton, Charlotte, light.

Arrivals: steamer Glengarry and consorts Gaskin and Glenora, Fort William, wheat; tug Thompson and three barges, coal; tug Hall and four barges, Montreal, light; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, coal; tug Edmond and barges, Bedford Mills, cordwood; schr. Acacia, Sodus Point, coal; tug Col. By and two barges, Cape Vincent, light.

The whaleback, No. 110 was towed from Kingston by tug Chieftain, and arrived at Montreal, Saturday, running all the rapids above in perfect safety and without mishap. Capt. McDougall, the owner, is delighted with the conduct of these boats while passing through the rapids. The captain has been running the rapids for two years on the mail boats in order to study the running of these waters.

On Saturday evening the steamer North King arrived in port from Conway, on the Bay of Quinte, after landing Mr. Nielson, general superintendent of the Pennsylvania R.R. and family. They will remain at Conway during the summer months. The improvements to the steamer have not been completed and fifteen carpenters have been working on her steadily since she started. She can make the trip between Port Hope and Charlotte in an hour less than the Norseman did.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1891