The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Fire in the schr. Glenora yesterday afternoon got in between the inside and outside planking, giving the firemen considerable difficulty to extinguish it. The damage is slight, as the planking was only charred.


The str. Hero arrived at Swift's dock yesterday on her regular trip.

The str. Hamilton discharged five hundred barrels of salt pork at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The schr. Verona, from Duluth, wheat laden for this port, cleared the Welland canal today.

Richardson Bros. have purchased the damaged grain, about 2,000 bushels, in the str. Kathadin.

The str. Hamilton called at Swift's wharf yesterday on her way from Hamilton to Montreal.

The steam barge J.G. Nicholls called at Swift's last night, bound for up the bay with a cargo of timber.

The schr. Ballou, from Consecon, is discharging 3,088 bushels of buckwheat at the M.T. company's elevator.

The str. Topeka, from Chicago, with 60,500 bushels of corn, arrived at the M.T. company's anchorage this morning.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes, from Pelee Island, is discharging 17,000 bushels of corn at James Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The str. Petrel, with consorts Thrush, Lapwing and Hiawatha, light for Fort William, cleared the canal at Fort William last night.

Wilson Bros. have sold their steam yacht to Osgood McVean, of Dresden. The vessel was shipped via G.T.R. to her new owner today.

The work of refitting the str. St. Lawrence is being rapidly rushed ahead, and in a few days the vessel will be ready for her season's work.

The str. Bannockburn, with consorts Melrose and Selkirk, will clear tonight for Fort William to load wheat for this port. This will be the initial trip of the Melrose.

The str. Bannockburn, from Toledo with 70,000 bushels of corn, consorts Selkirk, 50,000 bushels, and Winnipeg, 53,000 bushels, arrived this morning, coming down from the canal in less than twenty hours.

While entering the harbor this morning the schr. Selkirk, in tow of the str. Bannockburn, ran aground off the foot of Princess street slip, on the shoal on which the str. Morley struck last Friday. There is plenty of water in the regular channel if it is followed. The trouble is that pilots get too close ashore. The Selkirk is not injured.

There will be considerable business for Canadian vessels in the carriage of iron ore for the smelting works at Hamilton. Quite a quantity is to come out at Weller's Bay and more will be brought down from Port Arthur. It is understood the strs. Sir L. Tilley and Myles and the schr. Merritt have been chartered for the season. This ought to make the carrying trade on Lake Ontario brisker.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The str. King Ben will clear for Oswego on Wednesday next to load coal for Foster & Co., Smith's Falls.

The schr. Grantham is in Davis' dry-dock receiving repairs. A new main mast will be stepped in her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1896