The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1896

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The Erie canal opened for business on Saturday. There were only a few boats to pass through.

All the crafts in the James Richardson & Sons' fleet are up the Bay of Quinte loading for this port.

The schr. Nellie Hunter, from Oswego, arrived this morning with 300 tons of hard coal, consigned to Booth & Co.

The str. Rosedale, from Toledo, with 61,500 bushels of corn, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage this morning.

The str. Cuba yesterday lightered 10,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. Co.'s elevator and proceeded on to Montreal. She is from Toledo.

The str. Arabian, from Toledo, with 40,800 bushels of corn, lightered 10,000 bushels at the M.T. Co.'s elevators today and continued her trip to Montreal.

The str. Alexandria, on her first trip of the season, called at Craig & Co.'s dock last night. She is in good condition in every particular and promises to be as popular as ever. A large cargo of freight was aboard.

A bell has been attached to the platform of the range light tower, near the outer end of the east pier, at Port Dalhousie, and will be rung by hand as a fog signal in reply to fog signals from vessels desiring to enter the canal.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes, Pelee Island; str. Bannockburn with consorts Winnipeg and Selkirk, Toledo, corn; str. Topeka, Chicago, corn; schr. Wauwaunash, Toledo to Garden Island, timber, are in the Welland canal en route here.

The str. James Swift, carrying a heavy load of freight, started for Ottawa, yesterday morning about six o'clock, it being her maiden trip this year. Just below Barker's point she ran hard aground, where she remained until eleven o'clock, when the services of a tug were secured and the mud band was parted with after which the steamer proceeded on up the Rideau.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The K. & M. forwarding company's fleet of lake barges cleared from Port Colborne this afternoon.

The str. Kathadin had a small portion of her big cargo of wheat damaged by water. Her owner is expected here tomorrow to dispose of the damaged stuff.

Four thousand bushels of wheat, part of the cargo of the str. Kathadin, which arrived here on Sunday, were damaged by water on the trip. The vessel is a new one.

Workmen set fire to some shavings in the hold of the schr. Glenora at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard this afternoon. The fire brigade was called out and quickly extinguished the blaze. The damage was trifling.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1896