The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1894

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The str. Bannockburn cleared for Toledo last night.

Capt. T. Donnelly and Mr. Adams left for Picton yesterday to inspect the str. Alexandria.

The repairs to the steambarge Alberta are completed and she is now running down the river.

The barge Selkirk, launched on Thursday, cost about $35,000. She will carry about 56,000 bushels of grain.

Str. Queen of the West, Chicago; schr. Skylark, Cleveland, are reported at Port Colborne as bound for Kingston.

The tug Walker, with barge Kildonan, loaded with 1,000 tons of coal, arrived from Sodus Point this morning.

Richardson & Sons have chartered the steambarge Erin to bring 57,000 bushels of wheat from Port Arthur at 3 3/4 cents per bushel.

Walter Harrison, Napanee, has purchased the tug Maud L., and will keep her for towing and taking parties down the river.

This morning Capt. Taylor received a telegram to the effect that the schr. A. Falconer, aground at Weller's Bay, was released.

Capt. James Ewart, of Cobourg, commands and Robert Morrow is steward on the steamer Rosedale, plying between Chicago and Kingston.

The Magnet's officers this year are: Capt. Vaughn; F. Graves, mate; H. Fortner, purser; A.W. Stevenson, steward; Thomas Riley, engineer.

The str. Melbourne has been lightened of 8,500 bushels of wheat and will proceed to Montreal. The steamer has been laying here all winter.

The tugs Hall and Bronson will leave for Montreal today with six barges of wheat, the cargoes of the str. Bannockburn and Glengarry stored in the boats all winter.

On Monday morning the str. Magnet will start on her regular trips, between Hamilton and Montreal. She has been refitted throughout with furnishings, and thoroughly repainted and cleaned.

General Paragraphs - During the thunder storm last week the water in Collins Bay rose four feet high and rafts were broken up. Mr. Mooney says he never saw the water rise as high in the bay.

At Milwaukee the str. Sibley was chartered for barley and oats to Oswego at a union rate of 2 1/2 cents. This is the lowest rate ever paid out of Milwaukee to a Lake Ontario port.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1894