The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1895

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge King Ben arrived in from Oswego this morning en route for Smith's Falls with a cargo of coal.

Schr. S.H. Dunn and tug Reginald cleared for Toledo, light, from Garden Island today.

Capt. James Rattray, while working on the str. Junita had a finger jammed and had to have it amputated.

General Paragraphs - The str. Spartan will leave Swift's wharf tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock for Toronto on her first trip.

p.2 Canal Improperly Constructed - captains of vessels coming up from Montreal complain that there should be a depth of 9 feet of water over the mitre-sill but there is only 7 feet; boats have to leave Montreal with a third less cargo on each trip.



Passed down by Port Colborne: str. Cuba, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes will clear for Oswego today to load coal for R. Crawford.

Richardson & Sons have 100,000 bushels of grain enroute for Kingston from the upper lakes.

The schr. Ella Murton will be unloaded today. She has been delayed in this port a couple of days.

The str. Kate Butterine is taking a full cargo of glucose from Chicago to New York by the lakes and Erie canal.

W. McConville, Portsmouth, says it is the opinion of the lake boat captains that Portsmouth would be the best place on the river for the establishment of an elevator. The deep water at this point is greatly in its favor.

The new str. America made a trip to Cape Vincent yesterday. The steamer made good time, the machinery working perfectly. The improvements are not all finished yet. She brought back several lifeboats, etc.

Passed up by Port Colborne: Rosedale, Prescott to Cleveland, light; Prince, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; S.J. Macey, Kingston to Buffalo, light; schr. Sir C.T. VanStraubenzie, Kingston to Buffalo, light. Cleared: Mary, Erie, light.

The Brownville steamboat company has abandoned its ferry between that village and Dexter. Capt. Bertrand, of Clayton, and engineer C.P. Knight, of the same place, have leased the steamer and will run it on the St. Lawrence, chartering it to pleasure parties.

Passed up by Port Dalhousie: Str. F.H. Prince, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; str. S.J. Macey, str. VanStraubenzie, barge Mabel Wilson, str. Denver, Kingston to Buffalo, light; barge Selkirk, str. Bannockburn, Kingston to Fort William, light; str. Melbourne, Montreal to Detroit, general cargo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1895