The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1892

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The barge Trenton is in Davis' dry-dock being repaired.

Clearances: tug Hall, Oswego, three barges, to load coal.

The schr. Delaware is leaking badly and will be dry-docked at Davis' tomorrow.

Arrivals: tug Hall, Oswego, three barges; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; str. Spartan, Toronto.

Capt. E. Charles, superintendent at the M.T. Co.'s dock, has invented a new process by which it is possible to raise four buckets of coal at a time from a vessel with one hoist.

The str. Traveller ran aground at Grindstone Island, near Clayton, last night. She was released by the tug Thompson and entered the government dry-dock today to have her bottom caulked.

Yesterday morning, after leaving Thousand Island Park, the str. Corinthian ran upon a rock just east of the wharf. The steamer Edith May pulled the big liner off and she went east after the passengers cheered for Capt. Bass and his stout little steamer.

July 13, 1892

p.1 News In Small Lots - The schr. Eliza Fisher crossed the lake twice in fifteen hours, and discharged 259 tons of coal. She called at Long and Garden Islands and returned to the city. The coal was unloaded by J. Potts' gang.


Clearances: tug Glide, Montreal, four barges coal; tug Hall, Oswego, light; schr. Grantham, Chicago; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte; tug Maggie May towing barge Peruvian, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Orion with barges Muskoka and Waubushene.

Arrivals: schr. Nellie Hunter, Trenton, 6,887 bush. peas; schr. Trade Wind, Toronto, 5,000 bush. peas; tug Hall, Oswego, two barges; tug Glide, Collins Bay, one barge; schr. Eliza White, Charlotte, coal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Persia, St. Catharines; strs. Corinthian and Algerian, Montreal.

Scene On a Boat - passengers fighting on str. Richelieu.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1892