The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The Lake Ontario fish company, of Cape Vincent, is shipping large quantities of fresh fish to Rochester via the str. Pierrepont to Kingston and thence per str. Lora to destination. This route they find quicker and cheaper than by rail.


The prop. Cuba loaded 500 barrels of cement here, yesterday, and proceeded on her way to Chicago.

The str. Armenia, with the schrs. Norway and Grantham in tow, left Garden Island last night for Chicago to load grain.

Arrivals: prop. Cuba, Montreal, light; sloop Idlewild, Consecon, light; prop. St. Magnus, Toledo, 34,710 bushels wheat.

The str. Alberta arrived in this morning from Cape Vincent with 3,000 ? American cheese on board, to be forwarded over the Grand Trunk to Montreal for export. The Alberta will continue this traffic for the remainder of the season.

Clearances: prop. Cuba, Chicago, 500 barrels cement; tug Myra and two barges, Montreal, grain; prop. Dominion and consort Benson, Toledo, light; schr. Maggie L., Deseronto, 2,000 bushels wheat; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, light.

Today the Connolly Bros'. big dredge, the St. Joseph, was set to work at the coffer dam at the mouth of the dry-dock, and at the same time a small stream of water was allowed to run into the dock through a siphon previously prepared. The water ran in steadily and at eleven o'clock was about six feet deep and by tonight the dock will be full. To remove all the mud and beams at the mouth of the dock will take two or three days as there was an immense quantity of material used in the construction of the dam.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1891