The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1893

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The schr. Dunn and Waubaushene will go to Toledo for timber again.

The str. D.D. Calvin and barges are expected in from Toledo today with lumber.

The schr. Burton relieved part of her cargo of coal at Garden Island and the remainder at Breck & Booth's dock.

Richardson Bros. bought 1,500 bushels of corn, part of the cargo of the schr. Singapore, consigned to the M.T. Co.

The water in the harbor is 4 1/4 inches deeper than it was this time last year. It was three inches higher in the fall.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Hall, Toledo, 28,000 bush. corn; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, coal; schr. Mystic, Chicago, 61,000 bush. oats.

Clearances: schr. Singapore, Charlotte, light; schr. Eccles, Oswego, light; sloop Smith, Clayton, shingles; prop. Marquette, Duluth, light; prop. Cadillac, Duluth, light; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light.

Harbor Inspector McCammon has received word from Ottawa, with reference to the shoal off Point Frederick, stating that since the range lights have been located, there is no need of vessels going down the south channel. Mr. McCammon had asked that the shoal be dredged.

The reason assigned for the great rush of grain in this section is that it is heated and has to be carried by the northern route in order to be saved. If this was not the case the grain would go to Europe via New York city. The shovellers are paid double for handling heated grain.

Passed Port Colborne: str. Hall, Toledo to Kingston, corn; str. Spencer and barge Pennington, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; str. Calvin and barges Ceylon and Norway, Toledo to Kingston, timber; str. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa, Kingston to Fort William, railroad iron; prop. Argonaut, Kingston to Buffalo; Shickluna and barges Worts and St. Louis, Kingston to Ashtabula; str. Toltec, Chicago to Kingston, oats; barge Mystera (Mystic ?), Chicago to Kingston, oats; str. Escanaba, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Lake Michigan, Duluth to Montreal, wheat.

p.2 The Steamer Bohemian - Capt. Towers, general superintendent of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. was in the city today, waiting for instructions to send two scows to the str. Bohemian. Since she ran aground at Coteau the water has fallen six inches. She is resting quietly and is not leaking. It is proposed to draw her in and then lift her. Owing to the shallowness of the water the pontoons have not been of any service.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1893