The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1892

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p.1 Canal Closed on Sunday - Port Colborne, April 24th - Orders have been given to keep the Welland Canal closed all day on Sundays and allow no boats to pass through. The propellor Enterprize arrived up the canal early this morning. After some delay the lock gates were opened and she was allowed to pass out to the harbor, pick up her barge, and proceed on her trip, thereby saving 24 hours which she would have lost had she been detained in the canal all day on Sunday.

An Intelligent Dog - Capt. Allen has a collie dog named Rover, which, he claims, is the most intelligent canine in Kingston today. It is the custom of the captain to whistle three times previous to leaving the dock, and no matter where the dog is at the time he will not move until the final "toot" for throwing off the lines is made, when he will dash up to the steamer and jump aboard. He is known as the second engineer of the Pierrepont.


The schr. White Oak cleared for Oswego last night.

The sloop Volunteer cleared for Gananoque with screenings.

The barge Albini entered the government dry-dock, this morning.

The barge Kinghorn is loading 8,000 bushels of oats for Montreal.

The prop. Omaha left for Oswego last night to load coal for Chicago.

The schr. Freeman arrived from Belleville with barley, this morning.

The schr. B.W Folger arrived from Oswego with coal this morning.

The str. Nile and barge Isis is in from Deseronto with lumber and barbed wire.

The sloop Maggie L. is tied up at Richardson's with 3,500 bushels of oats from Napanee.

The tugs Bronson and Glide, with sixteen barges of grain, left for Montreal last night.

The schr. Hercules, Kingston, light, passed Port Dalhousie for Lorraine, last night.

J. Hackett and men unloaded the schr. Julia in fifteen hours. This is considered good time.

There were five gangs of men, eight to a gang, engaged in unloading the barge Cornwall. She was unloaded in twenty hours.

The tug Hall arrived from Oswego with two barges of coal, and will leave for Montreal with five more barges of grain tonight.

Improvements to the schooners Bangalore and Hyderabad were completed at the government dry-dock, yesterday, and both vessels left for Cleveland last night, in tow of the tug Hector, to load coal for Sault Ste. Marie.

p.2 Bath, April 26th - ....All were glad to hear the familiar whistle of the str. Hero, and her first appearance was hailed with as much delight as the face of an old friend. Other crafts, too, are plying the waters of our bay and lake, and it is reported that there are American fishers along our shores, with between twenty and thirty miles of nets. Uncle Sam had better take care or there may be another Behring sea episode nearer home. Harry Gage made a flying visit home today. He has left Owen Sound and is firing on board the steambarge Tecumseh, down at Collinsby with lumber....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1892