The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1894

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p.1 The schr. Eliza White is unloading coal at Folger's dock.


She Was Pulled Off The Rocks Yesterday.

The break in the Port Dalhousie lock will be fixed today.

The schr. Fabiola has cleared for Oswego to load coal for Kingston.

The str. John Duncan is in the canal. She has a cargo for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Dunn has arrived from Toledo with timber at Garden Island.

The str. Ocean had quite a number of passengers out of Kingston yesterday.

The str. Cuba cleared from Gunn & Co.'s wharf for Toronto and Hamilton this morning.

The str. Glengarry and Minnedosa and the str. Bannockburn and consort will be down tonight.

Larger carbons have been put in the str. James Swift and her lights show to better advantage now.

The str. Corsican passed through, on Saturday, on her first trip of the season. She went to Montreal.

A new search-light will be placed on the str. St. Lawrence today. It will be a stronger one than last year.

The str. Armenia got on the shoal in the harbor the other day and was there several hours before getting free.

The str. Hero is equipped with a fine electrical outfit. She has a Westinghouse engine and an Edison dynamo.

The str. James Swift made her first trip to Alexandria Bay yesterday. On account of the weather there was a slim attendance.

The schrs. Delaware and Oswego are in with coal for R. Crawford. One will unload at the Grove Inn. The coal gangs find things pretty quiet this year.

On Friday morning Breck & Booth's new coal gang put out of a vessel eighty tons of coal in two hours. This beats the record for coal handling in this city.

The tug Walker took the largest tow through the Galop rapids, on Saturday, that has gone through this year. She had six barges, loaded with 130,000 bush. grain.

Capt. Cornwall, of the schr. Falconer, was told by a coal dealer at Oswego, that over 100,000 tons of grate and egg coal had been shipped to the western railroads that are suffering from the soft coal strike.

A telegram from Montreal, Monday, announced that the str. Magnet was pulled off Split Rock shoal Sunday afternoon. She had so much water in her that she was run into a rush bed. Next morning the str. Chieftain was lashed to the Magnet and they ran the rapids reaching Lachine at six o'clock and Cantin's dock at eight o'clock. The work of rescuing the steamer was accomplished by Thomas Brian, of Garden Island, and the steamer Chieftain along with the foresight of C.F. Gildersleeve, manager of the line.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1894