The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1894

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The tug Active arrived today with seven barges from Montreal.

The tug Walker is back from Sodus Point with two barges of coal.

The tug Thompson cleared down the river this morning with three barges of grain.

The str. City of Owen Sound has been laid up at Collins Bay for want of business.

The tug Thompson, after getting a new wheel adjusted, has left the government dry-dock.

The str. Glengarry, with two barges, with two barges, will be in today from Fort William with 125,000 bushels of wheat.

The str. Bohemian will come up from Montreal tonight to take the Algerian's trip down in the morning.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Scranton is in Davis' dry-dock for repairs. She will be caulked and have a new stern post.

Arrivals: str. Corsican, Toronto; str Passport, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal.

Yesterday the str. Empire State went down the river on her first trip since she received the new shaft. The machinery worked well.

There was quite a large flaw in the casting of the Algerian's shaft, broken at Brockville. The shaft has, it is said, been in use for over thirty years.

M. Davis has returned from Muskoka Lake. While there he took orders for a couple of new steam yachts for Mr. Walker, of Walker's Point, and Mr. Stevens, an American at Baumoris. The boats will be built this spring.

A Canadian Boat Libelled - Detroit, Aug. 21st - The Canadian str. Cambria, running excursions from Detroit to points in Lake Ontario and the Georgian Bay country, was seized by the United States Marshall, yesterday; on three libels aggregating $3,500. The libelants were Mrs. H.C. Penny, Mrs. W.D. Penny and Mrs. Delano, all well known ladies of Detroit. The boat was bonded and taken out of the marshall's hands. The ladies charge ill-treatment on the boat. They held tickets for staterooms but found them occupied by other passengers and were unable to obtain sleeping accommodation. The captain claims all the trouble was caused by the local agent selling more tickets to passengers than the boat could accommodate.

General Paragraphs - The str. Empire State was up with her usual excursion today. The people down the river are glad to see the State back again and were waiting on the banks this morning to welcome her as she came through from the bay.

Back From Oswego - mayor a passenger on yacht Mary on trip to Oswego to attend firemen's convention; rough conditions.

Incidents of the Day - The str. Monteagle brings wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 2 1/4c.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1894