The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1895

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The tug Active, with four light barges, arrived up from Prescott yesterday.

On Friday afternoon the str. Hero left here at her usual hour and after having breasted Amherst Island it was discovered that the engineer was not on board. The steamer was headed back and reached here just at six o'clock. Interested persons who heard the steamer's whistle at that unusual hour, hurried to the dock to ascertain the cause, thinking that some accident had happened, but were pleased to find it was nothing more serious than an absent engineer, who was on the dock waiting when the steamer returned for him.

Aids To Navigation - To aid navigation in the St. Lawrence river officers of the marine department recommend the establishment of a lighthouse on the north side of Carleton Island, one of the Thousand Islands, and another lighthouse on what is generally known as Chapman shoal, although it is solid rock, near Clayton, N.Y. They also recommend that a buoy, bearing a hanging lantern, be placed to mark a shoal near Sister Island, and that a new range of two beacons be constructed near Oak Point, the range to be used in keeping the channel between Sister Island and the "Cross-over." It further suggests that a buoy, possibly one of the new gas buoys already constructed, be placed on Bay State shoal at the "Cross-over."

A Quick Passage - The str. Bannockburn cleared from this port for Fort William at four o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The distance between here and Port Colborne was cleared in twenty-seven and one-half hours. It takes the average steamer this long to breast Port Dalhousie. The Bannockburn is one of the fastest steamers that plies to this port.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1895