The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1893

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The str. St. Magnus, from Montreal to Duluth, coaled up here.

The steamers St. Lawrence, Maynard and Richelieu have gone into winter quarters.

The str. Oregon, from Chicago, with 42,000 bushels of corn has some of her cargo damaged.

The report that the str. Bannockburn was leaking yesterday is not true. The pumps were in operation for another purpose.

The str. Erin, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; str. Queen of the West and barge Richards, Chicago, wheat, reported at Port Colborne last night.

Clearances: sloop Volunteer, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; prop. Germanic, Chicago; sloop Glad Tidings, Clayton, lumber; prop. Rugee, Oswego.

Arrivals: str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Magnet, Montreal; schr. Adriatic, Superior, 56,000 bush. of wheat; schr. Ishpeming, Toledo, 27,000 bush. wheat.

The barge Huron, owned by the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company, when passing through the Galops rapids yesterday, in tow of the tug Petrel, parted her lines and drifted hard on the rocks, staving a hole in her and making it impossible for the hands to keep the water down. She now lies in nine feet of water. The boat is owned by the Calvin company and leased by the forwarding company.

There is much speculation as to the capacity of the Bannockburn. Many think that on account of her being so finely built the steamer will not be able to carry as large a load as was anticipated. The manager thinks, however, that the steamer will bring 61,000 bushels of wheat down the lakes at a draught of fourteen feet, and figures it from this fact that she brought in coal equal to 60,000 bushels of wheat up from Nova Scotia, drawing fourteen feet.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1893