The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1893

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The schr. Fleetwing cleared for Oswego last night, to load coal for this port.

The schr. Glenora, converted into a river barge, was successfully launched yesterday.

The str. Princess Louise is receiving a general overhauling. About $800 will be spent in improvements.

Benjamin White, caulker at the M.T. Co. shipyard, seriously sprained his ankle by falling out of a boat yesterday.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is on the way from Ashtabula to Kingston. She has a cargo of soft coal for Swift & Co.

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company have the Parker, Page, Spencer and Pennington en route for Kingston from the west with 200,000 bushels of wheat and corn.

Clearances: scow Allie C., Clayton, lumber and shingles; prop. Hill, Oswego, light; schr. Nellie Hunter, Charlotte, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber.

The steamer New Orleans is at Milwaukee, disabled through loss of her shoe. She was en route to Kingston. Part of her cargo has been discharged and she will go into dry-dock.

The Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co. had to ship 500,000 bushels of grain to Ogdensburg today. The strs. Wilhelm and Argonaut and barge Nirvana took the grain down. The grain will be stored there till the canals open.

For several days a propeller and two schooners, laden with grain, have been moored at Portsmouth. They cannot be unloaded until the arrival of barges from Montreal. The breaks in the Cornwall canal have been a great drawback this spring.

Afer A Big Contract - Washington, May 4th - Nicholas Connolly, of the Canadian firm of contractors, and president of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, left last evening for Montreal. The firm in question tendered for the $5,000,000 dredging contract at Philadelphia, and although the contract has not yet been given, it is known that the Kingston men are a half million lower than the most favorable American tender......

A Wrecker's Record - oldest and best known sailor in port is Malcolm McMillan...(Kingston ?)

much on ocean experiences, 67 years old, over 50 years a sailor.

General Paragraphs - The City of Collingwood, a new steamer built for the North Shore navigation company, was launched Wednesday at Owen Sound.

p.2 Wolfe Island News, May 3rd - The Queen dredge is here again and working in front of Cumming's dock. Fishing is good in the bay. The steamer Maud made two trips to the island today, the Pierrepont having gone to the Cape. The scow Lia has made two trips to Armstrong's dock for grain, she carries about 1,800 bushels of oats

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1893