The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1893

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Capt. Scott has charge of the str. Rideau Belle this season.

The str. Persia was delayed five hours by the fog yesterday morning.

The str. D.D. Calvin arrived with a tow from Toledo Saturday afternoon.

The tug Active is on Davis' dry-dock this morning having a new stern post put in.

The strs. Algonquin and Butteroni, from Chicago to Kingston, corn and wheat, passed Port Colborne last night.

The schr. Hanlan ran on a shoal off Snake Island during the fog last night. The str. Pierrepont went up this morning to pull the vessel off.

A message was received this morning that the steamer North King went aground in the Murray canal, just above Trenton, during the fog last night. Assistance was sent the steamer.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Wheatbin ran against McDonald's lock in the Cornwall canal last night, stove a hole in her bow and sunk. The barge had about 15,000 bushels of wheat on board. The Donnelly Bros. will go down and raise her.

R.P. Thompson, engineer of the Richelieu Co., is in the city for the inspection of the Columbian's and Corsican's engines which occurs tomorrow. Mr. Miller, United States government inspector, and Messrs. T. Donnelly and W. Adams will conduct the examination.

The str. Melbourne, formerly the str. Alma Munro, called here on Saturday night en route from Montreal to Duluth. The boat was entirely rebuilt during the winter. Her officers are the same as last year. Capt. Brown is in charge; Fred Elliot, purser, and T. Milne, Kingston, chief engineer.

Clearances: prop. Spencer towing schr. Pennington, Oswego, light to load coal for Chicago; sloop Maggie L., Cape Vincent, ties; prop. Rhoda Emily, Oswego, light to load coal for Chicago; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light; steambarge Waterlily, Oswego, barley; schr. Two Brothers, Oswego, light.

Arrivals: str. (sic) Echo, Bay of Quinte, 31,000 oats; sloop Idlewild, 1,700 white winter wheat and sloop Pilot, 25,000 oats; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, coal; str. New Orleans, Chicago, 57,000 bushels corn; prop. Nile, Cape Vincent, light.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1893