The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1893

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p.1 Through Canadian Waters - Garden Island, July 12th - Capt. Martin, of the tug John A. Macdonald, has once more distinguished himself by towing a large raft, belonging to the Calvin company, down the Canadian channel all the way to Prescott. He took the route north of Fiddler's Elbow and north of Grenadier Island, preferably on account of the weather. This proves that the navigating of that channel is not only possible but in some cases preferable to the American channel.



The schr. Queen of the Lakes is now owned by Richardson Bros.

James Swift has purchased the str. North King and will continue to run her on the same route.

The str. Hero is doing a good business in the excursion line up the bay this summer. Purser Horsey has his hands full.

Harbor Inspector McCammon says there is more grain and coal lying at the Kingston docks now than there has been in the last ten years.

The steamer Catanach arrived, yesterday, from Chicago, with the largest cargo that has ever been delivered in the same draught of water 13 1/2 feet. She had 69,027 bushels of corn.

The schrs. Worts and St. Louis are being relieved of their cargoes at Richardson's dock. The grain, 46,000 bushels of wheat, will be unloaded directly into cars and shipped to Montreal.

Arrivals: str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Columbian, Montreal; str. Corsican, Montreal; prop. Cadillac, Chicago, 69,000 bush. corn; prop. Marquette, Superior, 51,800 bushels wheat; tug Charlie Ferris, Oswego, light.

Str. Enterprise and barge, Kingston to Toledo, light; str. Waverly, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; str. Cadillac, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Marquette, Duluth to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Dalhousie last night.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has been chartered to take a load of railroad iron to Fort William. The iron is for a railroad company there many of whose rails have to be replaced. The vessel will return with a load of grain for Richardsons.

The str. Kathleen, formerly owned by W. Bajus, is on the route between Kingston and Montreal via Ottawa, has been lengthened and converted into a fine steamer, under the name of City of London, and is now plying between Collingwood and the Soo.

Mr. Chabot, manager of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, has engaged the wrecking apparatus of the Collinsby Rafting Co. to release the str. Bohemian, ashore at Coteau rapids. Mr. Leslie, manager of the rafting company, will send the str. Chieftain and twelve pontoons to the Bohemian. The steamer is only one foot out of water forward of the paddle box, the balance of the steamer afloat. She is lying on a level, and is not strained in any way. The only damage to the company is the loss of time and the lifting of her off, which may take three or four days to accomplish, as the pontoons will take a day or two to get there.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1893