The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - This morning the prop. Melbourne, from Toledo, with a cargo of general merchandise for Montreal, called at Gunn's dock. The str. Alexandria, from Montreal, with a large passenger list, passed up this morning.


W. Bushel has been appointed purser of the str. Passport.

The schr. Julia will get away for Oswego today. She is loaded with lumber.

Clearances: prop. Samoa up the lake; tugs Active and Bronson, Montreal, ten barges.

Next week 230,000 bushels of wheat will arrive from Port Arthur for the K. & M. F. Co.

The str. Pierrepont took twenty tons of hay to Cape Vincent for Richardson & Son today.

The str. Marquis of Lorne is being overhauled at Portsmouth. She will receive a new stern.

The str. Michigan went down to Montreal yesterday after lighting her cargo of grain at the M.T. Co.'s dock.

Passed Port Colborne downwards: str. Business, Toledo to Kingston, corn; str. Armenia and barge Toledo to Garden Island, timber.

The str. Maud went up this afternoon and released the scow Glad Tidings, ashore near the asylum. The scow will be docked.

The str. Magnet will go down to Montreal on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays in future, and come up on Saturday instead of Sunday.

The statement that the K. & M. F. Co. are short of barges is not correct. It has plenty of barges. No boats have been delayed on this account.

The steambarge Business will be in this afternoon from Chicago with 43,000 bushels of corn. This is her third trip to Kingston this spring.

Arrivals: str. John Duncan, Chicago, 5,000 bush. wheat and corn; schr. Katie Eccles, Colborne, 7,700 bush. buckwheat; tugs Active and Hall, Montreal, ten barges.

The str. Bannockburn passed Port Colborne at five o'clock this morning. Despite the hurricane of Thursday night she made the trip from Kingston to Port Dalhousie in fourteen hours.

At Portsmouth this week the str. Topeka was unloaded in six hours and ten minutes. She had 62,000 bushels of wheat on board. This is the fastest time of handling the same amount made in this section.

The scow Glad Tidings was pumped out at Folger's dock this afternoon. Her cargo of brick was more or less damaged. The lumber she had on board was left on the beach. The vessel is unable to get on the dry-dock and she will be pulled up on the shore to get fixed.

The new tug Reginald, launched this spring, by the Calvin company, Garden Island, has given great satisfaction. In nine hours she towed from the island five barges, containing 121,000 bushels of grain, to Prescott. The distance is seventy-two miles, and they were covered, under the circumstances, faster than ever was done before.

A Clever Feat - Capt. John Sullivan, with the tug Reginald, has taken a large raft, at night, down the Canadian channel past Fidler's Elbow. This feat once spoken of as being impossible was before performed in daylight by Capt. Martin, of the tug Hiram, but Capt. Sullivan is the first one to attempt it at night. He is proud of the performance of his new steamer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1894