The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1896

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The str. Lake Michigan is loading freight at Toronto for Kingston.

The Canadian locks at Sault Ste. Marie are scheduled to open May 1st.

The schr. Roney from Charlotte arrived at Garden Island today with coal for Booth & Co.

The strs. Samoa and Ed. Smith, grain laden, cleared from Chicago, Saturday, for this port.

Calvin's first raft of the season left yesterday for Quebec in tow of the tugs Reginald and Chieftain.

The boilers of the str. St. Lawrence are being overhauled, and the vessel is undergoing thorough repairs.

The str. Hero arrived at Swift's dock at 10:30 o'clock this forenoon, with passengers and freight from Picton.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consorts Augusta and Ceylon, from Toronto, are expected to arrive at Garden Island tomorrow morning timber laden.

The schr. Fleetwing did not clear last night for Charlotte, N.Y., as was intended, having been detained in harbor by strong contrary winds. She will clear as soon as opportunity offers.

Capt. E. Booth, today, placed three new buoys, already described in these columns, in the harbor, one each on the Bolivia, Myles and penitentiary shoals. They are the best marks yet used here to point out these shoals to mariners.

The Empire State is being fitted up at Craig's dock for the coming season's work. The painters will begin work on her just as soon as the weather becomes favorable. She will open her season on May 25th, when she will carry the Ogdensburg, N.Y., excursionists to this city.

The schooner Grantham is undergoing extensive repairs in the slip at the foot of West street. New planking is being added and she is being completely overhauled. About the middle of next week she will clear for Georgian Bay and during the summer will ply between ports there and Tonawanda taking over lumber and returning with coal. Capt. Stephens will be in command.

The ice is still at Port Colborne end of the lake and off harbor, but boats are arriving and coming through it without any trouble. The following boats locked down yesterday from the harbor into the canal to be ready on the opening of the canal on Tuesday at 9 a.m.: strs. Erin, Danforth, Cleveland to Kingston, wire; Toltec, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Denver, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn and wheat; Omaha, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Rugee, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; Morley, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge Ewen, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Nito, Chicago to Kingston, corn. The harbor tugs are all in commission.

p.4 The Dudley Got Through First - Port Dalhousie, April 28th - The new canal was opened for traffic this morning. The first boat locked through lock one was the small Canadian schooner Herbert Dudley, which passed up at 11 o'clock. Quite a fleet of propellors and barges are to follow.

During the busy portion of the coming summer it is contemplated to run the Empire State from Kingston to Ogdensburg about three trips per week.

Among the Yachts - Hawk, Norma, Hustler and Wonka mentioned.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1896