The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1895

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The tug Active left for Montreal last night with four grain laden barges.

The schr. Ballou cleared today for Picton to load peas for Richardson Bros.

The prop. Shickluna cleared for Fort William today to load wheat for this port.

The sloop Madcap, from Wolfe Island, arrived at Richardson's elevator this morning with a cargo of peas.

The sloop-schooner Two Brothers, arrived this morning from Bay of Quinte ports with barley for the malt house.

The schr. Pilot arrived from Napanee with 2,500 bushels of peas and is being discharged at Richardson's elevator today.

The prop. Acadia, from Fort William, arrived last night with 21,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co. She cleared again today.

The str. King Ben arrived at Swift's wharf this morning, having on board 1,950 barrels of apples from Picton for shipment to the United Kingdom.

The barge Dandy, which for some time has been freighting for the James Swift, will go down to Ottawa on Monday afternoon next on her last trip this season.

The sloop-schooner Two Brothers broke her main gaff while running down the Bay of Quinte yesterday afternoon. The damage was repaired without any loss of time.

The prop. Cuba arrived last night from Toledo with 24,300 bushels of corn. After discharging her cargo she entered the gov't drydock to receive some repairs to her hull.

The tug Thomson with three light barges, cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal, but was obliged to run back after reaching Nine Mile Point, on account of the heavy sea running. She made another attempt last night and was successful in getting away.

The steamer Valeria arrived in port last evening to go into winter quarters after having completed the contract with the Rathbun company. During the summer months this steamer plied on the ferry route between Clayton and Gananoque and had a most successful season. She was commanded by Capt. Jos. Dix.

The steamer Islander arrived up yesterday from her route between Clayton and Alexandria Bay after a season of unusual success. Not a single hour was lost during the season and no accidents occurred. Capt. A. Kendall took his boat where other steamers dared not venture and was ever ready to oblige all who travelled on the river and needed his services.

The steamer Alexandria went aground opposite Lachine Thursday and stove in one of her plates amidships. She, however, reached Montreal and taking on board freight and passengers, started up through the canal. While the boat was leaving Lachine she struck in six feet of water. The steamer took in a great deal of water, but was able to proceed westward last night.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1895