The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - R. Davis & Son received a telegram from Cornwall, today, to reserve the dock for two stone barges which needed repairs. They will be engaged in carrying stone from Belleville to Cornwall this summer.

Toronto, May 1st - The Hanlan Ferry Co., owned by N.K. Connolly and Montreal capitalists, took out licenses for six ferry boats this morning to run to Toronto Island. The names of the six boats were not given, but it was stated they would all be brought from Montreal.



The schr. Ella Murton is loading lumber for Oswego.

The str. Spartan is having a couple of new wheels put on.

The str. James Swift left, last night, for Ottawa, her first trip.

Calvin's new tug will have a trial trip either today or tomorrow.

The schr. Fabiola is in at Crawford's dock with 250 tons of coal from Oswego.

The str. Magnet called here, last night, en route from Montreal to Hamilton.

The str. Lorelei cleared for Gananoque last night. Capt. Dix has a trim little vessel in her.

The str. Arabian will be here today to lighten 22,500 bushels of grain and proceed to Montreal.

D. Mills will go as mate on the str. Algerian again this year. He goes to Sorel to meet the boat.

The schr. Falconer cleared for lumber for Oswego, yesterday. She will return with coal for James Swift & Co.

The steambarge Hall arrived at the M.T. company's dock from Toledo this morning with 28,000 bushels of wheat.

W. Power, marine architect, arrived back from Quebec yesterday where he has been engaged for the past week or ten days on business.

The str. Bannockburn will tow the M.T. Co.'s new barge Selkirk this year. With the schr. Winnipeg also in tow will be unable to unload quite a cargo in Kingston.

The Calvin company's first raft arrived in Quebec on Monday, making the trip from here in just one week. This is the first time that new timber from Lake Ontario ports via the St. Lawrence river has ever arrived in Quebec in the month of April.

The tug Hall arrived late last night. The Hall lost two of the blades off her wheel before leaving Montreal but had no trouble in getting up the river. This is the third wheel this year the M.T. Co. has had to furnish its boats.

The M.T. Co.'s shovellers will be kept pretty busy for the next couple of days. Today there arrived the str. Egyptian and barge Churchill with 100,000 bushels, the str. Bannockburn with barge Winnipeg and the str. Glengarry with barge Minnedosa.

The Collins Bay Rafting company's first raft, consisting of four drams, arrived from Toronto in tow of their tug Petrel, Saturday. This is the earliest raft that ever came down Lake Ontario. The first raft, consisting of thirteen drams, left, Saturday last, for Quebec in tow of the tug Petrel.

The inspector has cut the str. Hiram A. Calvin down a few pounds in steam. On account of this the brackets on the wheels have been shortened so that the power would compare with the pressure. The result has been that the steamer took a tow from Portsmouth to Dickenson's landing in two hours less time that she ever did before. This change has increased the boat's power and speed instead of decreasing it.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1894