The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1895

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p.2 News of the District - In many places along the beach from West Point to Wellington stony bars are making their appearance. They have never been seen before. The waters of Lake Ontario have receded in some places nearly 150 feet, and at the highest point at Wellington, thirty-seven feet, and the water continues to lower.



The schr. Fabiola is in from Sodus with coal to be transferred to Smith's Falls.

The schr. S.H. Dunn cleared for Toledo today to load timber for Garden Island.

The schr. Acacia is lying at Big Sodus being repainted. She will be ready for the fall trade.

Charters for wheat from Duluth to Kingston have been made at five and a half cents per bushel.

The str. Naiad has become the property of Davis & Son. She will be used here as a passenger boat until sold.

The steamers Bohemian and Cultivateur, of the R. & O. line, are stranded at the foot of the Long Sault rapids.

The str. Columbian arrived here yesterday to lay up for the winter. Four other R. & O.N. Co's boats will lay up here.

The tug Walker arrived on Sunday morning with two barges from Montreal and cleared with three barges for Oswego to load coal.

Capt. James Millen, Detroit, well known in Kingston and Cape Vincent, is spoken of as the next president of the lake carriers' association.

The prop. Myles got in this morning from Montreal and cleared up the lakes. She took on a lighterage here which she could not get up the canal with.

The sloop Maggie L. has a cargo of peas from Howe Island for Richardson & Sons and the sloop Idlewild has the same kind of a cargo from Stella for that firm.

Arrivals: Str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Spartan, Montreal; str. Arabian, Montreal; str. North King, Charlotte; steambarge Water Lily, Montreal; str. Persia, Montreal.

Barge Oconto Sunk.

Marine City, Sept. 23rd - The Canadian tug W.F. McRae towed the barge Oconto out of Belle River to Owen Kain's dock, a mile and a half south of Marine City, and a raft of logs rounded to during the night and sunk her. She now lies a dangerous obstruction to navigation. People here threaten a seizure of the tug for towing an American vessel between American ports. The tug is lying at Sombra, Ont., awaiting the result of the trouble.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1895