The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1892

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Clearances: schr. Fleetwing, Sodus.

The prop. Watervale and schr. Bolton, Chicago, will arrive at the M.T. Co.'s dock today with 105,000 bushels of corn.

The schr. Gaskin brings corn and the barges Regina and Kildonan, wheat, from Chicago. The rate is 3 3/4 cents per bushel.

A correspondent of the Picton Gazette wants an investigation into the collision between the Princess Louise and the tug Ranger.

The str. Khartoum arrived in port this morning in tow of the tug Ranger. Something went wrong with the Khartoum's engines up the bay.

The str. Spartan was delayed about nine hours on account of the roughness of the weather on Lake Ontario, last night. She arrived this afternoon.

The schr. Fleetwing, Capt. Shaw, made a round trip from Sodus to Kingston under peak, mainsail and one jib in twelve hours. The captain was on deck all night owing to the violence of the storm.

Arrivals: tug Hall, Montreal, five barges; prop. Munroe, Chicago, lightened 8,000 bushels rye, proceeded to Montreal; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; B.W. Folger, Sodus, coal.

Harbor Master McCammon says the water has lowered four inches in the harbor from July 30th to Aug. 25th. He has not measured it yet but thinks the recent rains will bring it up to the old level again.

The steamer Spartan, on Thursday, had a hard time getting out of Alexandria Bay. She crushed some timbers on the dock and scraped the steamer St. Lawrence, breaking in one of the boards of her paddle box.

The tug Rescue arrived in port this morning after having repairs done to her, occasioned by her collision with the str. Princess Louise, near Picton, a few weeks ago. Her stem, smashed, is now looking as good as ever.

Capt. John Cornwall of the schr. Dudley arrived with coal for the K. & P. railway, having left Charlotte previous to the great storm that prevailed during the past two days. During the run over he was in danger of being swamped many times and with a man of less experience the crew would have had much difficulty in reaching the city. On the way they passed the schr. B.W. Folger working down the bay. The Dudley beat her six hours on the trip.

The Boiler Out Of Order - A few nights ago the steam yacht Whistle Wing had quite an experience in taking a party of young people from Kingston to Wolfe Island where an "At Home" was given at L.W. Breck's residence. When about a mile from shore something went wrong with the injector of the boiler and steam could not be raised. With the steam remaining in the boiler, however, the party returned to the city and secured the tug Stormy Petrel and continued on their journey.



Last season Canadian tonnage passed through the Sault canal to the amount of 350,952 tons, and the total this season promised to be still larger. This tonnage is carried by thirty-eight steamers and nineteen sail vessels, registering 26,744 tons and having a valuation of $3,119,500. The most important line of Canadian boats using the Sault canal is the one running between Owen Sound and Port Arthur in connection with the Canadian Pacific railway, the steamers Manitoba, Alberta and Athabasca, each of which passes through the canal twice a week. Next to these are the Monarch and United Empire, of the Beatty line, running between Port Arthur and Sarnia. The largest Canadian freighters are the Rosedale and Algonquin, running between Montreal, Kingston and Port Arthur.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1892