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

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The schr. Dunn is being caulked at Breck & Booth's dock.

The S.S. Algonquin cleared from Portsmouth last night for the west.

The dredge Queen is excavating a channel into the Cumming's dock, Wolfe Island.

Clearances: tug Hall, Montreal, four barges of grain; str. Omaha, Oswego, to load coal; str. Butternoi, Oswego.

The tug Home Rule towed down the schr. Peterson from Port Dalhousie and will take her to Oswego for coal and leave her at Port Colborne.

The unfortunate vessel, prop. Glengarry, is being thoroughly cleared out and will probably be converted into a steam barge. Capt. McMaugh is superintending the work.

On account of the small number of passengers down from Toronto this morning the str. Columbian did not run to Montreal. The Corsican was able to accommodate all the passengers.

Davis & Son are here from Port Carling, after having placed the steam yacht Flyer on Muskoka Lake for Rev. J.F. Metcalfe, of Grimsby. Boatmen in the west were delighted over her speed.

The M.T. Co. have been kept hustling of late. The shovellers are working night and day. Forty-five men were kept busy for forty hours with stops only sufficient to allow of taking lunch. The company unloaded 614,600 bushels already thlis week.

Arrivals: schr. Peterson, Chicago, 42,000 bush. corn; schr. Freeman, Belleville, 11,000 bush. oats; tug Bronson, Montreal, two light barges; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Campana, Chicago, schr. Grantham, Kincardine, salt.

The steambarge Rugee, of Ogdensburg, has made some remarkably quick time in sailing, loading, and discharging cargoes. She left Port Dalhousie Sunday morning and arrived in Kingston Sunday night, was relieved of 51,200 bushels of grain, cleared for Oswego, loaded 1,200 tons of coal, and arrived back at Port Dalhousie on Tuesday morning. She was bound for Chicago.

The Cat Out of the Bag - a shipper's views on canal tolls.

Air Bags To Be Utilized - Bay City, Aug. 12th - Wheeler shipbuilding company to use bags to get remaining three light ships through St. Lawrence canals.

p.4 Leaned Against the Gangway - 17 year old cook's assistant leaned against gangway and fell overboard from str. Macassa at Hamilton and drowned.

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