The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1892

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One of the range lights has been arranged on Barriefield common.

Daniel Eves left for Sorel last night to engage on the str. Passport.

The schr. Gaskin was drydocked today. A general overhauling will occur.

The tug Hall was in the government dry-dock yesterday, and received considerable caulking.

Capt. T. Donnelly and Capt. Taylor, inspectors, are holding a survey of the M.T. Co.'s fleet today.

Str. Myles, Fort William to Kingston; schr. Northerner, Kingston to Buffalo, light, passed Port Dalhousie last night.

Shippers experience great difficulty in securing cargoes. One grain merchant has been waiting 12 days for barges.

The str. Corsican left for Toronto at ten o'clock this morning. James Caraway of the str. Spartan last year is serving as mate with Capt. Ada this season.

It has been found that there are 13,000 bushels of damaged grain in the Glenora's cargo. The Gaskin's cargo was all right. The Glengarry has not yet been unloaded.

Clearances: schr. Annie Minnes, Oswego; tug Hall, Montreal, three barges, grain; schrs. Oliver Mowat and Eccles, Oswego; schr. Singapore, Oswego, to load coal; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego; schr. Fisher, Oswego.

Exceptionally fast time was made in unloading the schr. Fisher, yesterday. Her cargo, consisting of 250 tons was on terra firma thirteen hours after the men had started. This was the work of only one gang of men.

Capt. Bloomfield of the str. Hero says that the south end of Mill Island, in Belleville harbor, is being dredged away. This will be a great convenience to steamers, especially the mail boats as this point was a regular nuisance in previous summers.

Malcolm McMillan, sailor on the Gaskin, claims that when Capt. Brooks signalled the Glengarry he was in distress, the vessel was not making any more water than usual. Malcolm says the turning back of the Glengarry occasioned the breaking of the tow-line.

Arrivals: schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal; str. Pueblo, Duluth, 48,000 bushels wheat; tug Hall, Montreal, with five light barges; tug Active, Oswego, three barges of coal; scow Peruvian, Opinicon, phosphate; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; str. John Haggart, Perth.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1892