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

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Called at Gunn's dock - str. Ocean, Montreal to Hamilton; str. Cuba, St. Catharines to Montreal; steambarge Water Lily, Picton to Prescott.

p.2 Wolfe Island Wafts, Oct. 3rd - ....The sloop Madcap, loaded with 1,800 bushels oats, from Armstrong's, was forced to anchor at the foot of Garden Island, owing to the gale, on Monday. Grant Horne had laid up his schooner Julia for the winter.



The steamer James Swift arrived from Ottawa last evening with a large cargo of freight.

The schr. Fleetwing is on her way from Charlotte with a cargo of soft coal for Swift.

The prop. Glengarry and Minnedosa, with 83,000 bushels of wheat, will arrive this evening from Fort William.

The S.S. Britannic from Clayton, with 52,000 bushels of wheat, arrived this morning and was at once discharged.

The schr. B.W. Folger is in Davis' dry-dock receiving slight repairs. She will clear this evening for Chicago (sic) to load coal.

This morning the steamer Passport passed down to Montreal with a cargo of general merchandise and a large passenger list.

The coal on the schr. Acacia will be transhipped tomorrow to the steambarge Minnie Francis and taken to its destination, Smith's Falls.

The schr. Grantham looks very gay at the foot of Clarence street. She has been repainted. Her bottom is drab and hull white, with green trimmings on the stern.

While the S.S. Bannockburn was leaving the harbor last evening, the tow line, holding the barges Winnipeg and Selkirk, slipped and the steamer got as far as the Myles shoal before the barges were recovered.

Last evening the schr. S.H. Dunn arrived at Garden Island with 27,000 cubic feet of timber from Toledo. Capt. Dix says that he met heavy weather on the way down. At times the wind blew very fierce, but he did not hear of any marine disasters. He encountered the roughest weather between Charlotte and Kingston. The wind blew from the south-east quarter. The Dunn will go back to Toledo for another cargo, which will be the ninth and final this season.

Weekly British Whig, Oct. 4, 1894

p.5 The arrivals in port for the past week were: str. Cibola from Lewiston, repairs dry-dock; Rhoda Emily, 34,500 bushels wheat, Chicago; tug C. Ferris from Oswego, canal boats in tow; schr. Baltic, 308 tons coal; schr. Annandale, ? tons coal; schr. B.W. Folger, 211 tons coal, Oswego; schr. Fabiola, 227 tons coal, Oswego; str. W.B. Hall, 28,000 bushels wheat; str. Bannockburn, 62,000 bushels wheat; schr. Selkirk, 52,000 bushels wheat; schr. Winnipeg, 52,000 bushels wheat; str. Rosedale, 58,000 bushels wheat, Fort William; schr. Acacia, 390 tons coal, schr. Roney, 287 tons coal, Oswego.

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