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

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The sloop Idlewild is being caulked at Davis' dry-dock.

The str. Ralph got away at four o'clock yesterday afternoon. She goes to Erie.

The schr. Katie Eccles has 6,600 bushels of peas from bay ports consigned to the M.T. Co.

The steambarge Khartoum will be repaired at Davis' dry-dock and used for carrying hay this fall.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. James Swift, Ottawa.

The schr. Storrs has arrived with a cargo of barley from Frenchman's bay near Toronto, for Richardson & Sons.

The M.T. Co.'s shovellers unloaded the str. Ralph of 50,000 bushels in a little less than five hours. The str. Norwalk, 54,000 bushels, was finished in 5 1/4 hours. This is pretty quick work. The men do not lose much time.

Passed Port Dalhousie up: str. Sequin, Oswego to Ashtabula, light; str. New Orleans, Oswego to Chicago, coal; str. Omaha, Oswego to Milwaukee, coal; str. Kate Butteroni, Kingston to Chicago, light; yacht Dinah, Hamilton to Cleveland, light.

Passed Port Colborne, down: strs. Denver, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; Acadia, Cleveland to Montreal, flour; Selkirk, Cleveland to Hamilton, coal. Passed up: Sequin, Oswego to Ashtabula, light; A. & C. Tymon, Columbia, Buffalo, excursions.

As far as Capt. Miller of the str. Empire State can learn, the steamyacht Alert was to blame for yesterday's collision with the Islander. Round Island dock is in the shape of a wedge so that one boat cannot take up all the wharf. The yacht was ahead and ran across the Islander's bow in making the far end of the dock. The yacht is still at the bottom, but will be raised.

She Is Tied Up Again - The yacht Atalanta, over which there has been so much litigation for the past few years, and which has been recently refitted and is now in readiness for her canvas, has been tied up again. On Wednesday an officer of the law went on board and seized her and tied her up under a mortgage for $340, held by a local firm.

Establish A Graveyard - Harbor inspector McCammon claims that a graveyard, such as the one established by H.A. Calvin at Garden Island, should be founded down in the marsh below the cotton mill for the last "resting place" of the old barges around Kingston. The difficulty of the nuisance as it now exists is that generally the owners of the old barges sunk in Anglin's bay are not worth anything, and consequently actions for damages could not be brought against them.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1894