The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1896

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The steambarge Bothnia cleared for Toronto today.

The schr. Annie Minnes cleared for Oswego to load coal for Anglin & Co.

The str. Myles will clear tomorrow for Windsor to load staves for Duluth, Minn.

There is now thirteen feet ten inches of water in the Welland canal and it is still rising.

The str. C.J. Fillmore cleared from Chicago, Saturday, for this port grain laden.

The water in Buffalo harbor is very low. Nearly all boats entering with cargoes run aground.

Ogdensburg port was opened Friday when the str. Hecla cleared for Charlotte to load coal.

The schr. Fleetwing, Capt. M. Shaw, clears today for Charlotte, N.Y., to load coal for Swift & Co.

The schr. S.H. Dunn, Capt. Dix, leaves this afternoon for Toledo, O., to load timber for Garden Island.

Boiler inspector Thompson inspected Wilson Bros.' steamyacht the Ventura at the cotton mill dock today.

The schr. Pilot, from Napanee, is discharging 2,500 bushels of buckwheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The str. Hamilton will leave Saturday next for Hamilton to resume her route between that port and Montreal.

The sloop Laura D., with 2,500 bushels of buckwheat from Napanee, arrived at Richardson & Son's elevator this morning.

The str. North King cleared for Port Hope, last evening, to resume her daily trips between that port and Charlotte. She had quite a passenger list.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Dorchester is in Davis' dry-dock for repairs. The elevator Ceres and barge Toledo are in the government dry-dock for the same purpose.

The str. King Ben goes into Davis' dry-dock today. She will require extensive repairs to put her in sea-going trim after the fire that seriously damaged her last ( ).

( ) and consort Danforth ( ) arrived at Port Colborne Friday and will wait until the canal opens. They passed through a field of ice seven miles broad.

The str. Valeria started on her first trip between Gananoque, Ont., and Clayton, N.Y., this morning. A report reached the city shortly before noon today, to the effect that the vessel had broken down soon after commencing the trip, but no confirmation of the rumor could be obtained.

Will Be Launched Tomorrow - The new barge built by the Montreal transportation company the past winter in their shipyard will be launched on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. She is considered by experts a very strongly built boat. She will trade between Kingston and Lake Superior.

p.4 General Paragraphs - Two Pintch gas buoys for Pelee Passage, Lake Erie, to mark the middle ground and the shoals south and east of Pelee Point, have been ordered from England, and it is expected they will be in position in a couple of weeks' time.

Pith of the News - The str. C.H. Davis, laden with coal, for Owen Sound from Cleveland, ran aground last night while trying to make Presque Isle harbor to tie up for the night. A tug and lighter are going out to her aid.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1896