The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1891

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Vessels continue to carry coal from Oswego to Kingston at 25 cents per ton.

The str. Wilhelm, from Duluth with wheat, and schr. Oliver Mowat, Sandusky, coal, will arrive tonight.

The prop. Glengarry and Gaskin and Glenora lightened their cargoes of wheat here yesterday and proceeded to Montreal.

James O'Reilly, a Kingstonian, is one of the engineers on the str. Campana. Six firemen, two engineers and two greasers are employed.

Str. Campana, Chicago, wheat; str. Nile, Deseronto, bunchwood; tug Thistle, Cape Vincent, light; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; schr. Hanlan, Charlotte, coal.

Clearances: tug Thompson and eight barges, Montreal, grain; tug Hall and two barges, Montreal, grain; str. Armenia, Brockville, salt; sloop Idle Wild, Cape Vincent, baggage; schr. Acacia, Fairhaven, coal.

Capt. Anderson, inspector of harbors, arrived in the city this morning for the purpose of examining as to the necessity of range lights in Kingston harbor. He made a trip around the harbor this morning on the tug Active in company with Capts. Gaskin, Taylor and Donnelly.

The new steel steamer Campana, intended to run on the Chicago and Montreal route, arrived in from Chicago on her first trip yesterday afternoon. Passengers were few, as summer travel has not well commenced, but the comfortable and roomy appointments of the new boat will be sure to attract a good number later on. The Campana was designed for the ocean trade and has all the solidity and staunchness of the big liners. She had a cargo of wheat from Chicago, which was lightened. She proceeded to Montreal.

A short time ago the steamer Rugee, laden with grain, while on its way to the Montreal transportation company's dock, ran ashore on a shoal opposite Point Frederick which had hitherto been unknown to mariners. It is a dangerous spot for large boats to cross, notwithstanding that fourteen feet of water covers the rock. Harbor master McCammon wrote a couple of weeks ago to the department of marine at Ottawa advising that the shoal be indicated by a buoy. Up to the present his communication remains unanswered.

Sabbath Along the Docks - "There is more work done about Kingston's wharves on Sunday than there is in Chicago," said an engineer yesterday. "I spent several Sundays there and I was surprised at the stillness along the docks. The elevators and storehouses are all closed and every vessel is firmly tied up. The quietness along the river front on Sunday is in marked contrast to the liveliness in the city." The speaker afterwards remarked that Charlotte, N.Y., ranked first as a Sabbath-breaking port.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1891