The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1892

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p.1 After the Barracks - city council wants to use the Tete du Pont barracks property for a grain elevator or a train station.


The steambarge Quebec will load coal at Oswego for Ottawa.

Departures: tug Walker, three barges, Montreal, grain-laden.

The steambarge Quebec left for Oswego last evening with lumber.

The schr. Maggie L. is loading 4,000 bushels of oats at Napanee.

The keel of a new river barge for the Calvin company will be laid at Garden Island next week.

The steamer Chieftain and four barges, laden with grain, left Portsmouth last evening for Montreal.

The schr. Laura D. is unloading wheat at Richardson & Sons' wharf. She is discharging 2,500 bushels, loaded at Adolphustown.

Persons desiring masters' certificates to navigate the Rideau canal have to pass strict examinations and be well acquainted with astronomical observations.

Owing to the break in the Cornwall canal the str. Passport did not arrive here until this morning at one o'clock. Her passengers went west from here on the train.

The Cornwall canal has been temporarily repaired. The prop. Cuba was the first boat locked through last evening. The prop. Ocean followed and the str. Passport came next.

There was an interesting boat race on the river this morning, between the Cornwall canal and Morrisburg. The prop. Cuba and prop. Ocean were the principals, and the Cuba won by a boat length.

Arrivals: schr. Trade Wind, Oshawa, 5,000 bush. wheat; prop. Alma Munro, Chicago to Ogdensburg, lightened 9,000 bushels rye; tug Walker and two barges, Fort William, 100,000 bushels Manitoba wheat.

Went To Pieces When Touched - C. Oliver, a Kingston diver, examins Cynthia near Pointe Aux Trembles, sunk in May 1889, found two bodies.

Drowned at Montreal - man from barge Jennie of Kingston drowns while swimming.

Today the steambarge Resolute was placed in the dry-dock for repairs. Men arrived by train from Deseronto to work at the boat.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1892