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

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The steambarge King Ben will be laid up.

The prop. Omaha will clear up the lakes at noon today.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal.

Capt. Simmons, late of the steambarge Jack, is in British Columbia.

The schr. Fleetwing has arrived in from Charlotte with coal for Swift & Co.

The prop. Omaha got in from Chicago last night. She had 58,000 bushels of corn.

The prop. D.D. Calvin and barges Augusta and Ceylon were expected in from Duluth this afternoon. They have 120,000 bushels of wheat.

The tug Bronson will be in from Montreal today with two light barges in tow, and will clear again for down the river tonight with four grain laden barges.

The schr. Fabiola has contracted to transfer 800 tons of coal from Oswego to Kingston. The coal is to be loaded here on barges and towed to Smith's Falls.

On Saturday night the tug Proctor, coming up the river with light barges, encountered the tug Active going down with a tow. The meeting took place in a narrow part of the channel near Alexandria Bay, and the large schr. Dunn, of the Active's tow, and the barge Black Diamond, behind the Proctor, in some way collided. The boats came together with such force that the Dunn's bowsprit was carried away, while the Diamond had her forward bulwarks smashed, her forward mast canted and her whole hull generally shaken up. The schr. Dunn was left at Brockville.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Sep 1895