The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1895

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The prop. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa will leave for up the lake today.

The tug Bronson brought four light barges in from Montreal this morning.

Cleared from Garden Island: str. D.D. Calvin, Duluth, light; barges Ceylon and Augustus, light.

The steam yacht Lily, owned by John McGraw, Brockville, has been sold to J. Hay & Sons, Rockport florists.

Arrivals: James Swift, Ottawa; str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; schr. Acacia, Oswego; str. Bon Voyage, Alexandria Bay; prop. Sequin, Duluth, 41,000 bushels of wheat.

The chutes above Swift's dock are being repaired. A new chute is being erected on the west side, several feet higher than the old one, for the accommodation of heavy draught vessels. More coal will be loaded on their account.

The schr. Acacia was out in the gale Wednesday afternoon. The captain saw it coming and had the sails reefed and lowered in time. He said it was the liveliest wind he had been out in for years. The wind was also strong on the return run. The Acacia made twelve miles an hour.

Examining the Shoals.

At the present time the Dominion government is paying a great deal of attention to Kingston. Three civil engineers are here surveying the harbor with a view to preparing a report of the depth of the water on the shoals. The survey is in charge of T.W. Cowie, and he is assisted by G.F. Gingras and L.A. Des Rosiers.

Mr. Cowie, on being spoken to this morning, said that the Carruthers and Fort Frederick shoals in the harbor should be deepened. There are only eleven feet of water on the Carruthers shoal and that was too little for heavy draught boats.

After the engineers send in their report to the public works department, a deputation will be sent to Ottawa to ask the department to remove the shoals. The work can be done in a month by the new dredge, at present under construction for the Connolly Bros. The engineers will be here until Saturday. Their work has been interfered with since their arrival by stormy weather. From here they will go west, survey the principal harbors, and make reports on the depth of the water.


He Makes A Complaint.

Kingston, Aug. 7th - To The Editor:

I would like to make a short statement of a matter which affects anyone doing business with Wolfe Island, and having to use the present unsatisfactory ferry service, in the hope that there may be a change. I left home on Monday and came to the city, intending to take the four o'clock boat, but had to wait until the next morning, as the boat they ran only carried passengers; got over Tuesday morning and was unloaded and back to the ferry at noon, where my team yet is, but am promised a boat to bring them over in the morning (Thursday,) which will make my trip four days in place of two, an extra expense my business will not permit of.

Geo. Woods, Tamworth.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1895