The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1893

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The schr. Fleetwing's cargo of 300 tons of coal was for the K. & P. railway.

The shoal buoy, dragged from opposite Kingston penitentiary, has been replaced.

The schr. Grantham left Davis' dry-dock, on Saturday, after having $1,200 worth of repairs put on her.

There is considerable lumber being unloaded at Oswego for the Standard oil company, from Ottawa and the Georgian Bay.

R. Davis has kept a big gang of men at work lately. Several jobs were turned out on Saturday which occasioned the paying off of twenty-two men.

R.J. Carson purchased the 1,300 bushels of damaged wheat, from the cargo of the prop. Comanche at the K. & M. F. Co.'s dock, on Saturday, for 30 cents a bushel.

The steamyacht built by R. Davis for T. Eaton & Co., dry goods merchants, Toronto, has been shipped to Muskoka lake. The yacht is forty feet long and cost $1,250.

Capt. Noonan expects to have a trial trip of the str. James Swift tomorrow. The steering gear of the boat had to be changed causing a little delay. The boat will start on the Ottawa trip at once.

R. Davis will not ship the new steamyacht built for Robert Inglis, Manitoba, as only $200 has been paid. Mr. Davis says that Inglis sold the yacht to a man up west for $2,000, not having the least idea that the freight on the yacht to Calgary, N.W.T., would be $500.

Yesterday there arrived here from Toronto tugs Macdonald and McLaughlin with dredge No. 5 and four scows and plant owned by Manning & Macdonald. They cleared this morning for Coteau Landing, where they will work on a new canal. The pilot is W. McCammon, late of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company.

Arrivals: sloop Idlewild, Clayton, buckwheat; schr. Echo, Napanee, barley; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point, coal; prop. G.A. Morley, Duluth, 37,000 bushels wheat; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, coal; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, coal; schr. Ewen, Superior, 52,000 bushels wheat; prop. Hall, Toledo, 28,000 bushels corn; str. Persia, Montreal; schr. Rutherford, Oswego, 521 tons coal; schr. Keewatin, Oswego, 440 tons coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 200 tons coal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte.

General Paragraphs - Capt. Bates, of the schr. B.W. Folger, says the damages to the schr. Vienna, ashore near Charlotte, are not as heavy as he expected they would be. The Vienna has been dry-docked in Goble's dock, and her repairs will probably cost $2,000. Her stern post was carried away and two or three holes stove in her bottom.

Capt. Joseph Murray, of the tug Bronson, states that he saw the str. Macdonald picking up her tow near the Galops rapids, Friday afternoon. The raft had broken away from the steamer during the storm.

The schr. B.W. Folger will bring ? lump coal from Sodus Point. She clears tonight.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1893