The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1892

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The prop. Glengarry and tow will arrive at the end of this week.

The tug Walker and tow left the canal, this morning, with wheat from Fort William for Kingston.

The str. H.A. Calvin, aground near Morrisburg, was released by a tug owned by Capt. Murphy.

There were one hundred men in a group on one of the docks this morning. They want work but cannot find any.

Vessels reported down: prop. Fairbank and consort, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; schr. Grantham, Toledo for Garden Island, with timber; schr. Erie Belle, Sandusky to Kingston, coal.

The steambarge Nile and barge Isis are en route to the city from Ottawa, with 250,000 feet of timber. 150,000 feet will be transhipped here for Oswego, and the balance be taken to Deseronto.

This morning the tugs St. Paul and Ottawa arrived with the dredge Nipissing and a couple of scows. The work of dredging the slips will be commenced with at once. The Princess Street slip will be the first one cleaned.

The Fathers in Session - (City Council) - Communications Read - from Breck & Booth, asking compensation, to the amount of $25, for the removal of an old craft which obstructed navigation at the foot of West street. Referred to the wharves and harbor committee.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Freemason will make weekly trips between Westport, Ottawa and Montreal, connecting with str. Rideau Belle at Ottawa every Saturday. The Freemason leaves Kingston Thursday morning on her first trip.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1892