The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1896

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The str. Topeka cleared yesterday for Oswego to load coal for Ashland, Wis.

The schr. Nellie Hunter cleared today for Oswego to load coal for R. Crawford.

The tug Bronson arrived up from Montreal with five light barges yesterday and cleared again with eight grain laden.

The schr. Pilot arrived yesterday from Bath with soft coal screenings for Campbell's flour mill. She will load 1,000 bushels of corn for Picton.

The tug Reginald arrived at the K. & M. Co.'s wharf, this morning, from Montreal with five barges. She cleared for Quebec shortly afterwards with W. Leslie's raft.

The strs. Bothnia, Kingston to Duluth, light; Erin, Kingston to Chicago, light; and schr. Danforth, Kingston to Chicago, light; passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The barge Hector, formerly the schr. Glenora, which was rebuilt during the past winter at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard, will be launched early next week. She is practically a new boat.

The schr. Merritt, Fort William to Kingston with wheat; strs. Tilley, Fort William to Kingston with wheat, and Rhodes, Duluth to Kingston with wheat, cleared the Welland canal today.

The strs. James Swift with passengers and freight, from Ottawa, Hero, with passengers and freight, from bay ports, and Alberta, coal laden, from Oswego, called at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The str. Pierrepont cleared for Prescott, today, towing two of the K. & M. F. Co.'s barges, carrying 45,000 bushels of corn. From Prescott the barges will be towed to Montreal by the tug Booth.

The steambarge Coaster, Capt. Saunders, plying between Cape Vincent, N.Y., and Dexter, N.Y., carried a cargo of pulp wood from the K. & P. spile dock today for the Dexter sulphite and paper company.



Arrivals and Departures During the Week Just Passed.

Arrivals - Steamers Topeka, Chicago, 60,500 bushels of corn; Bannockburn, Toledo, 70,000 bushels of corn; Alexandria, Trenton, general cargo; Arabian, Toledo, 10,000 bushels of corn; Cuba, Toledo, 10,000 bushels of corn; Rosedale, Toledo, 61,500 bushels of corn; Filmore, Chicago, 60,000 bushels of corn; Kathadin, Duluth, 69,750 bushels of wheat; Ed. Smith, Chicago, 58,000 bushels of corn; Niko, Chicago, 49,670 bushels of corn; Toltec, Chicago, 38,300 bushels of corn; Erin, Cleveland, rails; Samoa, Chicago, 50,000 bushels of corn; Omaha, Chicago, 53,000 bushels of corn. Schooners - Fabiola, Oswego, 300 tons of coal; Katie Eccles, Oswego, 250 tons of coal; Maggie L., bay ports, buckwheat; Danforth, Cleveland, street railway rails; Annie Falconer, Fair Haven, 300 tons of coal; Ewen, Chicago, 50,000 bushels of corn; Filmore, Chicago, 43,000 bushels of corn; Wayne, Chicago, 50,500 bushels of corn; Queen of the Lakes, Pelee Island, 17,000 bushels of corn; Nellie Hunter, Oswego, 300 tons of coal; Verona, Duluth, 50,000 bushels of wheat; Balleau (Ballou ?), Consecon, 3,088 bushels of buckwheat; Selkirk, Toledo, 50,000 bushels of corn; Winnipeg, Toledo, 53,000 bushels of corn.

Departures - strs. Bannockburn, with consorts Melrose and Selkirk, Fort William; Topeka, upper lake ports; Petrel, with consorts Thrush, Lapwing and Hiawatha, Fort William; James Swift, Ottawa, general cargo; Rosedale, Oswego, to load coal for upper lake ports; Omaha, light, for Welland canal; Toltec, Oswego, to load for Ashland, Wis.; Niko, Welland canal; Orion, light, for Grand Marias; Alberta, Alexandria Bay. Schrs., Katie Eccles, Nellie Hunter, Annie Falconer, Fabiola, for Oswego and Charlotte, to load coal; S.H. Dunn, light, for Toledo; Pilot, light, for Bath.



The str. Morley arrived last night from Prescott, and this morning entered the government dry-dock, where temporary repairs will be made, after which the steamer will proceed to Cleveland, where all injuries will be fully repaired. The steamer's forefoot is gone, part of her garboard streak and a piece of her stern were torn away and a couple of planks amidships starboard were staved in. Donnelly Bros.' wrecker, Charles Oliver, patched up the breaks at Clayton, allowing the steamer to proceed to Prescott and make the run up here. So well were the temporary repairs made that the steamer's own siphon, working ten minutes to the hour, was sufficient to keep down the water. Twenty thousand bushels of her cargo of corn were damaged. Of this amount 15,000 bushels went to the Edwardsburg starch factory and 5,000 to Wiser's distillery. The damaged grain was in very good condition. Capt. George McLeod, outside manager for the Smith, Davis & Co. insurance agency, Buffalo, accompanied the steamer here in the interest of his firm. The Morley is owned by Messrs. Hawgood, one of the owners, was aboard today and will accompany the steamer to Cleveland. Outside of other losses the damage to the hull is considerably under a thousand dollars. The Morley will leave tonight with the schr. Ewen in tow.

General Paragraphs - The str. Armenia, with consorts Augusta and Norway, with timber from Toronto, arrived at Garden Island today.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1896