The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Rosedale is awaiting barges from Montreal. Only a portion of her cargo has been removed.

Some Early History - account of battle of Kingston harbor, from Gazette of Nov. 17th, 1812.

A Break In The Canal.

Prescott, June 3rd - The steam barge Hall, of the Ottawa Forwarding company, ran into the two lower gates of lock No. 19, Cornwall canal, yesterday, making a bad smash, and carrying the both gates away, causing the water from the upper level to rush down on the level opposite the town. All the valves in the by-wash at the lower end of the canal were quickly opened and the water allowed to pass into the river doing little or no damage. Navigation is suspended. The canal will be ready for navigation tonight.


The new str. James Swift was delayed some time at Jones' Falls by fog.

The str. Algerian arrived here on her first trip up today. Capt. Dunlop, of this city, is in charge.

Clearances: prop. Denver, Buffalo, light; prop. Rhoda Emily, Oswego, light; schr. Fabiola, Charlotte, light.

Arrivals: strs. Corsican and Spartan, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Escanaba, Chicago, 46,000 bushels of corn.

Owing to the shallowness of the harbor in Fort William boats have lately been unable to take on full cargoes. The water is only twelve feet deep.

The prop. Argonaut, Kingston to Buffalo, light, and the prop. Whitney and barge Wayne, Kingston to Cleveland, passed Port Colborne last night.

Mr. Newman, Cape Vincent, who purchased the str. Glide, has made big improvements to the boat. She runs between Oswego and Alexandria Bay.

Last evening the str. Maud struck the buoy on the Myles' shoal and damaged a wheel badly. This morning Cockburn & Sons were engaged straightening the arms.

The schrs. Falconer, Folger and Fleetwing are at Oswego loading coal for Swift & Co. and the schr. Straubenzie, from Sandusky, is on Lake Ontario with soft coal.

The str. Algonquin arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock last night with 67,000 bushels of wheat. She took on 32,000 bushels of her cargo at Fort William and the remainder at Port Arthur. The Algonquin had a fine trip down, no rough weather being experienced.

p.2 May Remain In Chicago - Nicholas Henderson, artist, and party will leave in the sailing yacht Mary for the world's fair about the first of July. Mr. Henderson does not know that he will return to Kingston. When he arrives in the western metropolis he will look about him and ascertain if there is not a better chance for him to come to the front.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1893