The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1892

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p.1 News In Small Lots - John Simmons has secured the position of news agent on the str. Algerian.


The schr. Delaware is in Davis' dry dock to have several holes in her bottom patched up.

A new wheel was placed on the steam yacht Teaser today. She is owned by T. McAuley.

The schr. Delaware is in Davis' dry-dock getting her bottom repaired. The yacht Victoria is at the same place being overhauled.

Davis & Son are fitting up the steam yacht Flora. She has been greatly improved since last year and is expected to make eighteen miles an hour.

Departures: Batteau Sidney, Trenton, to load wood for Kingston; schr. Eliza White, Charlotte, to load coal for Belleville; tug Hall, Oswego, light.

Arrivals: sloop Lia (Liah ?), Bath, 15,000 bushels oats; sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, 2,000 bush. oats; tug Jessie Hall, Oswego, two barges coal for Montreal; str. Sequin, Fort William, 40,350 bush. wheat; prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 40,985 bush. wheat; str. Ocean from Montreal; str. Passport, Toronto.

The prop. Acacia has been chartered by the government to carry the lighthouse stores through to the different districts. She is expected in Kingston today and will proceed through to Lake Superior. P. Harty, superintendent, accompanies the steamer.

The directors of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company have given authority for their new steamer Columbian, which is about leaving New York for St. John's, Newfoundland, to carry free of charge any donations that may be offered for the relief of the sufferers.

There is general approval among mariners and forwarders over the new order-in-council of the dominion government granting rebates on grain for Montreal, transhipped at any port on Lake Ontario on either side of the line. This cuts off Ogdensburg as a place of transhipment, for it is on the river and gives Kingston every advantage.

T. Mills, secretary of the board of trade, has received a letter from the minister of justice, Ottawa, stating that as the range lights have been erected, and as the channel on which the shoal off Point Frederick is not now used, there is no use of removing the obstruction. This is a strange procedure certainly. Despite the fact that vessels are continually going aground the minister of marine deems it unworthy of consideration. Harbor Master McCammon has christened the shoal "Topeka," as the propeller bearing that name was the first to run aground there this year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1892