The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1893

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The M.T. Co. has 200,000 bushels of grain on Lake Ontario.

The Collins Bay barge Muskoka is now in Davis' dry-dock receiving a general caulking.

The Dominion government will soon have the sunken steamer Rothesay removed from the river. It can do the work none too soon for the benefit of vesselmen.

Arrivals: str. Magnet, Hamilton; str. Cuba, Hamilton; schr. Falconer, Charlotte, coal; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point, coal; str. Corsican; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Bannockburn, Port Arthur, 61,000 bushels wheat.

The str. Algonquin reached port this morning after having discharged her cargo at Ogdensburg. She was delayed one week. Capt. McMaugh says there were four vessels still awaiting discharge last night. The Algonquin went west today.

The steamer Merritt arrived at Swift's dock from down the river this morning. The Merritt is owned by Inspector Chamberlain, jail inspector. She will be laid up here for the winter, and in all probability have improvements made to her. Capt. Carnegie is in charge.

The str. Bannockburn arrived from Port Arthur last night, and has made a record for herself the first trip. The steamer made the trip down in four and a half days, and came from Port Dalhousie to Kingston in thirteen hours and ten minutes. She had 61,500 bushels of wheat. The distance is 165 miles. The vessel reached the M.T. Co.'s dock at nine o'clock, the elevators were adjusted and at six o'clock this morning the Bannockburn was proceeding up the lake again, and will reach Port Dalhousie in less than thirty-six hours from the time she left. This is the fastest time ever accomplished by a Canadian boat, and it is expected she can do the trip from Port Arthur in four days, if pushed. As the Bannockburn is a new boat, it would not be wise to push her.

p.4 A Big Cargo - Cleveland, Sept. 27th - The new steamer Centurion, recently built at Bay City, holds the banner on the lakes for the largest cargo of corn ever carried. She is now coming down from Chicago with 147,893 bushels of corn, or over 4,100 tons. This immense quantity she carries on a draught of 15 feet 3 inches forward and 16 feet 5 inches aft.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1893