The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1896

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The str. Myles will be inspected by Capt. Donnelly this afternoon.

The minister of marine has ordered two gas buoys to be placed in Lake Erie.

The first port on Lake Michigan to have twenty feet of water is South Michigan.

The prop. Toltec, grain laden, cleared from Chicago, Saturday, for this port.

Capt. Arch. McMaugh arrived from St. Catharines, this morning, to take charge of the str. Bannockburn.

The str. Islander cleared this morning for Clayton, to resume her route for the season between that point and Alexandria Bay.

The steamer Hamilton was inspected by Capt. Donnelly this morning, was found in seaworthy condition and was taken out of the dry-dock.

The records for big cargoes are all destined to be broken this season. At Chicago, Saturday, the str. Chilli loaded 3,500 tons of freight on a draught of less than sixteen feet.

The str. America left the government dry-dock this morning and is now at the ferry wharf being fitted out in preparation for resuming route between Cape Vincent and the city.

Capt. Mawdsley, Thorald, and mate Colville, St. Catharines, arrived this morning to resume duties on the str. Glengarry, which has been thoroughly overhauled and refitted during the past winter.

General Paragraphs - As soon as the ice will permit the sloop Maggie L. will leave for the foot of Wolfe Island to load peas for James Richardson & Sons.



Commencing Sunday, 26th April, leaves for Rochester, N.Y., every Sunday at 5 p.m.


Commencing Saturday, 25th April, will leave (week days) for Picton and Bay of Quinte ports at 3:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday steamer calls at Deseronto and Belleville.

For further information regarding freight and passenger rates apply to


General Manager, Kingston.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1896