The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1894

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The prop. Hill will be in at the M.T. Co.'s dock this morning.

The tug Thompson arrived in from Oswego on Saturday with three barges of coal.

The tugs Walker and Hall brought nine light barges up from Montreal on Saturday.

The Tilley and consort got away on Saturday after being unloaded at the M.T. Co.'s dock.

The tugs Walker, Hall and Thompson got away for Montreal this morning with twelve barges of grain.

The str. Bannockburn, with consorts Winnipeg and Selkirk, cleared on Saturday for Fort William, light.

Capt. Batton has finished his labors as pilot through the rapids for the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.'s boats and is home for the winter.

Passed Port Colborne, down: steamers James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Eldorado, Buffalo to Thousand Islands; schr. C.H. Burton, Milwaukee to Hamilton, pig iron.

The steamer Alexandria will make five more round trips before going into winter quarters. The favorite steamer is still doing a large passenger business and carries no end of freight every trip.

Passed Port Colborne, up: strs. McVittie, Oswego to Duluth, coal; Quito, Oswego to Chicago, coal; Saginaw Valley, Oswego to Detroit, coal; Nipigon and barge, Glensvurg to Hancock, light.

The prop. Cuba, which called at Brockville Friday on her way up, took on a quantity of plant used by Contractor Pigott on his recent work at the asylum. It is being sent to Niagara, where a monastery is being erected.

H. McAvey, who has worked about the docks for a great number of years, says that this was the dullest season he has experienced in twenty years. There will be no iron to handle this fall. Last year the men pulled out about $70 apiece in a month's time.

The manager of the M.T. Co. claims there never was such a day's work done in Kingston as was performed on the company's premises on Saturday. Besides unloading 240,000 bushels of wheat into barges and despatching it to Montreal the men loaded 300 tons of coal on the S.S. Bannockburn and seventy-five tons on tugs. The steamers and consorts that arrived during the day were on their way up the lake again the same night.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1894