The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1894

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Because She Towed A Boat Between American Ports.

The schr. Fleetwing is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Loretta Rooney is in at Breck & Booth's dock, from Oswego, with coal.

Passed Port Colborne: Samoa, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; Armenia and barge, Toledo to Garden Island, timber.

The schr. Annie Falconer arrived at the penitentiary, this morning, with a cargo of coal. She left on Thursday with lumber for Oswego.

Str. North King, Charlotte; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Varuna, Trenton; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal; were the arrivals at Swift & Co.'s dock.

Quite a fleet, tied at Chicago for some time waiting for grain cargoes, is getting away for Duluth to load wheat for Kingston. Among those which started on the long run were the Josephine, Parker and Tampa. The Kingston rate from Duluth is 3 1/2 cents.

The R. & O. N. Co.'s steamer Bohemian will come up to Kingston tonight to help the str. Passport in carrying the people from the Baptist young people's union meeting at Toronto, for a trip down the river to Montreal. There will be two boat loads. They arrive during the night.

Complaint is made that one of the buoys out from the G.T.R. wharf has been broken off and just below the surface. The top of the buoy cannot be seen so that if a small boat happened to get over it in a swell she would knock a hole through her bottom. It is dangerous and should be fixed.

Capt. Crangle, who represented the owners of the str. Ocean in the late survey, was in the city today. He says the reason he did not have the vessel put on the government dry-dock was on account of the high rates. He could not put the boat in Davis' dry-dock as she drew nine feet of water. The work could just as well have been done in Kingston.

Collector Russell, Chicago, fined the Canadian steamer Erin $339 because a foreign steamer cannot lawfully tow an American boat from American ports. The Erin hails from Thorold, Ont. For two seasons the Erin has been towing the schooner F.L. Danforth, owned in Chicago. On the last trip the Erin dropped the Danforth twenty miles south of Cockburn Island, in American waters.

Incidents of the Day - John Donnelly, sr., wrecker, went to the Tay canal today to look at the str. Rideau Belle, sunk there. He will advise the best way to raise her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1894