The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1893

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The schr. Annie Falconer is in with coal for the locomotive works.

The tug Maggie May will have a new boiler inserted. The boiler is now being purchased in Toronto.

The schr. Grantham is in the coal business between Charlotte and Kingston, carrying coal for the K. & P. R.

The schr. Fleetwing will clear for Sodus Point for a load of coal. Capt. Shaw is pretty lucky in getting charters.

A propeller wheel shipped to St. John, N.B., by Robert Carroll, has proven a wonderful success. The vessel owners say it is the wheel of the future.

The hull of the tug McArthur, belonging to the Collins Bay rafting company, will be raised this winter and rebuilt. The McArthur was burned four or five years ago.

The str. Egyptian, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; str. Toltec, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; barge Meztec (sic), Chicago to Kingston, corn, passed Port Dalhousie last night.

Today the dry dock was to be pumped out and the ways made ready for the steamship Bannockburn, which will be let in on Monday or Tuesday. She will be put together.

Clearances: steam barge Anglin, Cape Vincent, cedar posts and ties; schr. Keith, Buffalo, light; str. Quito, Ogdensburg; tug Hall, Ogdensburg, to tow barges to Montreal.

The dredge owned by the Connolly Bros., sunk at the dry-dock some time ago, will be rebuilt and fitted out with new machinery. Her boiler will replace an old one in the tug Olivea Gordon.

On Sunday the str. Carmona will leave Toronto with a large excursion party for Kingston and the Thousand Islands. Capt. Augustus will meet the Carmona at Cobourg and pilot her down the river and bay.

Mariners are continually complaining about the slowness of the dominion government in not having the fog horn erected on Nine Mile Point. It is greatly needed and will be all the more useful in the fall.

The inspectors are now looking after the str. South Eastern to see if she is fit to be put on the City of Belleville's route between Prescott and Ogdensburg. As soon as this is completed Mr. Davis expects the Belleville up here to be rebuilt.

R. Davis & Son will overhaul and recabin the tug Gordon. A new pilot house will also be put on. The Kingston foundry has the work of putting in a boiler taken from the Connolly's dredge Sir Hector. The boiler is as good almost as new and will be a great improvement to the tug.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan and Columbian, Montreal; schr. Warmington, Chicago, 36,000 bush. corn; schr. Marsh, Chicago, 35,000 bush. corn; prop. Niagara, Toledo, 12,000 bush. corn; prop. Enterprize, Chicago, 28,000 bush. corn; schr. Antelope, Chicago, 23,000 bush. corn; schr. Albatross, Chicago, 25,000 bush. corn; schr. Falconer, Charlotte, coal; prop. Egyptian, Chicago, 45,000 bush. wheat.

Capt. Augustus piloted the str. Idler, with a party of collegians from Duluth, down the river. The boat left here on Wednesday, called at Alexandria Bay and Brockville, and returned to Cobourg on Thursday. The captain says the Idler is the fastest steamer he was ever on. She travels at the rate of twenty-two miles an hour. She ran from Alexandria Bay to Kingston in 1:41 1/2 hrs. and from Presque Isle to Cobourg in 1:22 hrs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1893