The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1894

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The prop. Norwalk is on her way down from Chicago with grain for the M.T. Co.

The str. Hulbert is at Portsmouth with 37,000 bushels wheat. She comes from Chicago.

The sloop Pilot is doing a trade between Wolfe Island and Kingston for Richardson & Sons.

It is said there will be no successor appointed to the late F.A. Wise, superintendent of the Rideau canal, just now.

The prop. Glengarry, with barges Minnedosa and Kildonan, will arrive here tomorrow with 125,000 bushels of grain.

The tug Walker has arrived with four barges of soft coal from Oswego. She went on through to Montreal. The coal is for the company's own use down there.

Str. James Swift had about 100 passengers to Alexandria Bay yesterday. Tourists down the Rideau take advantage of the trip. The officials of the Swift are most courteous and make things pleasant.

Passed Port Colborne: prop. Glengarry, barges Minnedosa and Kildonan, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; prop. Arabian, Duluth to Montreal, wheat; prop. Prince, Chicago to Oswego and Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Departures from Garden Island, July 14th - str. Chieftain,Ogdensburg, barges; str. Reginald, Ogdensburg, light; str. D.D. Calviin, Ashtabula, light; schr. Ceylon, Ashtabula, light. Arrivals: str. D.D. Calvin and barge Augustus, Oswego, coal; str. Reginald, Ogdensburg, barges.

General Paragraphs - The captain of the Passport says his craft can beat the Empire State every day in the week. In the last brush the Passport was handicapped by having fifty tons of freight in the stern.

The steamyacht Sophia arrived today from Alexandria Bay with a party of Americans, who were the guests of Folger Bros.

Had A Good Outing - The sailing yacht Ariadne, with a party of a dozen young Kingstonians on board, arrived back from a couple of week's cruise on the lake, yesterday. The boys had a good time.

Aground In The River - Brockville, July 15th - The prop. Ford, engaged in carrying grain between Chicago and Ogdensburg, about four o'clock this morning lost her bearing and ran on a shoal about twenty feet from Old Man's Island opposite Brockville. She laid there until nine o'clock this morning when the ferry boat Transit tried for an hour and a half to take her off, but failed. About 12:10 the tug Jessie Hall from Ogdensburg took hold of the tow line and had the propeller clear at one o'clock. She came out lucky, there being no damage done of much consequence, and proceeded on her way to Chicago.

p.4 Trouble Over The Soo Canal - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., July 16th - 260 feet of cribwork at head of new Canadian ship canal has to be replaced; will delay opening about six weeks; costs will be high.

Money For Oswego Harbor - Washington, July 16th - The senate committee has increased the appropriation for Great Sodus bay from $8,000 to $15,000. It also added a section to the clause appropriating $37,000 for the Oswego harbor which provides that not exceeding $10,000 may, in the discretion of the secretary of war, be used for removing rock to widen and deepen the inner harbor near the mouth of the Oswego river.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1894