The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1895

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The schr. Acacia is in from Oswego with coal.

The prop. Bannockburn was reported at the Soo yesterday.

The prop. Niagara's lighterage was 12,000 bushels of corn.

The prop. Omaha will go to Oswego after unloading her cargo.

Arrivals: Str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Hamilton, Montreal.

Part of the str. Duncan's cargo was unloaded at the M.T. Co's dock.

The schr. Garibaldi, laden with stone, is aground on a shoal off Fish Point, near Belleville.

The prop. Niagara will lighten part of her cargo of corn and proceed to Montreal. She comes from Toledo.

The str. Empire State ran from Kingston to Brockville on Thursday in three hours and fifty minutes.

The prop. John Duncan, with 40,000 bushels of wheat, from Duluth, and the prop. Omaha, with 52,000 bushels of corn, from Chicago, are in at Portsmouth.

Capt. Johnston, mechanical superintendent for the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, is in the city. He will go down to Montreal on the steamer Pilgrim, leased by the company from James Swift for service between Montreal and St. Helen's Island.

p.2 Death of Captain Blair - Captain George Blair, for many years one of the most prominent vessel masters out of Oswego, died Thursday morning. He had been sick for a long time. Capt. Blair was a prominent mason. Besides a widow he is survived by one daughter. Capt. Blair was sixty-five years old.

p.4 Struck A Sunken Craft - Amherstburg, Aug. 17th - The Montana, bound down with flour, struck the wreck of the sunken Britannic about 3 a.m. and was beached immediately to save her from sinking. Her hold is full of water and the cargo is ruined. She will be lighted today and taken to Detroit. There were no lights to mark the position of the Britannic.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1895