The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1894

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The barge Albina will be launched today after being rebuilt.

There is a large quantity of grain in the canal for Kingston today.

Donnelly's yacht Ariadne is out again. She is in handsome trim this year.

The str. St. Magnus, in from Duluth, lightened and proceeded to Montreal.

The prop. Ocean, from Toronto, arrived yesterday, on her way to Montreal.

The tug Walker left for Montreal today with 100,000 bushels of grain from barges.

The str. Melbourne, from Cleveland, arrived yesterday morning, on her way for Montreal.

The barge Eagle, receiving extensive repairs at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard, will be let off the ways in a couple of days.

The steamer Escanaba, aground at Port Austin, Mich., and with grain for Kingston, is valued at $50,000 and insured for $34,715.

The prop. Erin is in with 28,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. The cargo is consigned to Richardson & Sons and was unloaded by the M.T. Co.

The strs. Passport and Corsican will start running on June 1st. The Passport will come up from Montreal on Wednesday to be ready to leave Toronto on Friday.

It is many years since the marine business was as slow as it is now. There are five or six boats in port seeking a charter, and this is a rare occurence at this season of the year.

Johnston Brown's steamyacht Merriman was hauled to the city from Loborough Lake on Saturday. The yacht had sunk during the winter. Mr. Brown will use the yacht on the Rideau this year.

Arrivals - steamer Arabian, Duluth, wheat; str. Quinte, Duluth, 45,000 bushels of corn; schr. Greenwood, 8,000 bushels of corn; schr. Clara Youell, Toronto, 15,000 bushels peas; prop. Elfin, Chicago, 41,000 bushels corn; schr. Acacia, Oswego, coal; schr. Delaware, Oswego, coal.

Passed Port Colborne, downwards: Escanaba, Norfolk, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Wilhelm, barges Galatea, Nirvana, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; strs. Rosedale, Sequin, Algonquin, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; Armenia, barge Valencia, Toledo to Garden Island, timber; Cavalier, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; Emerald, Ashtabula to Garden Island, light.

p.2 Pith of the News - The str. Cambria went aground about four miles north of Kincardine in a fog, Friday. She is in about five feet of water. It will be some days before she is taken off, as the tugs in this neighborhood are not powerful enough to move her.

p.4 District Dashes - Capt. James Hudgin has been appointed lighthouse keeper on False Ducks, vacated by the resignation of the late occupant, Mr. Farrington.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1894