The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1894

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Arrivals: tug Walker, Montreal, seven light barges.

The schr. Skylark will probably lighten a little and go to Montreal.

The str. Princess Louise will be put on the Gananoque route next week.

The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders, left for Oswego today with a cargo of lumber. She will return with coal.

The M.T. Co.'s new schooner Selkirk has been loaded with corn and will go to Montreal. She will be registered there.

The barge Winnipeg will go to Montreal. She was lightened of part of her cargo and will be able to get through the canal as she now is.

Passed Port Dalhousie: str. Arizona, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barges Scotia and Plymouth, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge Stewart, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

A telegram received this morning states that the str. Bannockburn arrived at Port Dalhousie at five o'clock this morning. She made the trip in fourteen hours.

Clearances: str. Business for lake; str. Egyptian and consort Churchill, up lake; str. Glengarry with Minnedosa, Toledo; str. Bannockburn, Toledo; schr. Acacia, Oswego, coal.

The steamer Egyptian, Capt. Coverette, left Chicago, last Sunday, for Kingston with a cargo of grain. All the way down there was not enough wind to ripple the water or cool the boat.

Passed Port Colborne yesterday: Queen of the Lakes, Toledo to Kingston, corn; str. Canistoe and barges Stewart, Pomeroy, Everett, Warmington, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Rosedale, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; passed up, Armenia and Valencia, Kingston to Toledo, light.

Capt. Coverette, of the str. Egyptian, which left port this morning, for Chicago, is a Kingtonian. This was the first time he was in the city in eighteen years. Capt. Coverette is considered a first class pilot anywhere from Chicago to Nova Scotia. He put in eight years on the river for Calvin & Breck.

General Paragraphs - The str. Melbourne arrived in from Montreal this afternoon with a cargo of general merchandise for up the lake.

Calvin's new tug Reginald was tried this afternoon. The engine worked splendidly, making about 125 revolutions per minute with 125 pounds of steam. She will carry 145 pounds when in full working trim, which will increase her power materially.

Capt. Hinckley is much annoyed over the delay the boiler makers have put him to. They promised to have the machinery in the str. Nichols on April 25th, but have not yet accomplished the job, in fact the boilers have not yet reached the city. There will be a call for indemnity for delay.

Incidents of the Day - N. Henderson, painting a picture of the S.S. Bannockburn, has the work nearly completed. The work will be a good one.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1894