The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1891

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p.1 Who's Bancroft ? - the way the Kingston dry-dock contract was given out - a scandal brewing (1/2 column) [Toronto Globe]


The elevator Ceres is on the ways at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard.

The schr. Acacia has cleared, light, for Fairhaven from Portsmouth.

The channel work recently done in the Galoup rapids, river St. Lawrence, has not been given satisfaction.

The str. J.C. Ford, from Chicago with corn, and Oliver Mowat, from Oswego, with coal, are at Portsmouth.

The schr. Annie Falconer will be hauled out for repairs at Portsmouth after discharging her cargo of coal at the asylum.

Capt. Donnelly has secured the contract of freighting 7,000 tons of coal from Charlotte for the Kingston & Pembroke railway company.

Charters in Chicago for Kingston are: J.H. Prentice, A.A. Carpenter, Middlesex, 112,000 bushels of corn for Montreal export; Omaha, corn.

Clearances: tugs Thompson, Montreal, light; Bronson and three barges, Montreal, light (sic); Charley Ferris, Oswego, light; sloop Lorraine, Deseronto, lumber; schrs. White Oak, Oswego, light; B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal (sic); Hanlan, Oswego, light; str. Acadia, Cleveland, light; prop. Lake Michigan, Detroit, light.

Another product of the West Superior shipyards will be here soon. It is the "Barge 55," owned by the Standard oil company, of New York, and has only lately come off the stocks. The Barge 55 is a steel barge, and she is intended to carry naptha on the Atlantic coast. She is of the new style of tank oil vessels, but at present has a cargo of flour, with which she is being towed round to New York.

Arrivals: Props. Marion, Chicago, 47,100 bushels corn; Argonaut, Chicago, 44,000 bushels corn; Algonquin, Duluth, wheat and corn; Cuba, Chicago, passengers and baggage; tugs Hall and five barges, Montreal, light; Thompson and two barges, Oswego, light; Col. By and barges Minnie (and) Thistle, Ogdensburg, light; Charley Ferris and two barges, Oswego, light; schrs. Eliza Fisher, Fairhaven, coal; Gearing, Trenton, firewood; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light.

General Paragraphs - The prop. Ocean, going up to Toronto, loaded with merchandise and having thirty passengers on board, ran aground near Port Union last night. No lives were lost.

Incidents of the Day - The dry dock is now nearly completed, and the placing of the big gate at the entrance will be the next work to be performed.

p.3 Seeley's Bay - June 30th - The str. Olive went aground on a clay bar in the harbor, Friday, and had some trouble getting off.

p.4 Toronto Topics - July 3rd - Captain Ward, of the Dominion Life Saving Station on the Island, and Mr. John Hanlan addressed the special life-saving committee of the City Council, which met yesterday. Both urged the formation of a city life-saving crew. Captain Ward thought that a first-class steam lifeboat ought to be provided and that, in addition to patrolling the Bay looking out for drowning accidents, the crew should have police powers. Mr. Hanlan held that the crew should be kept in commission summer and winter, and in addition suggested that an inspection of boats for hire should be made every season in order to see that they were safe and fit to go on the Bay. The committee determined to ask for a grant of $1,500 to carry out the suggestions.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1891