The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1896

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The barge Cleveland is being repaired in Davis' dry-dock.

The tug Hall arrived up from Montreal, light, this morning.

The schr. Annie Falconer cleared for Charlotte last evening to load coal for this port.

The str. Melbourne, Toledo, with corn, will arrive here tonight or early tomorrow morning.

The schr. Rhodes, from Duluth, with 49,416 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co., arrived this morning.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, from Fort William, wheat laden, will arrive here tomorrow.

The str. Johnston arrived at Garden Island from Belleville today with a raft of timber.

The schr. Rounds, from Toledo, with 22,000 bushels of corn, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevators this morning.

The schr. Two Brothers, from Gananoque, is discharging a cargo of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The str. Superior, from Duluth, with 30,583 bushels of wheat, arrived in port this morning. The cargo is consigned to the M.T. Co.

The str. Tilley, with consorts Merritt and Queen of the Lakes, passed through the Welland canal yesterday bound for Fort William.

The str. Sequin received a new blade to her wheel in the government dry-dock yesterday, and this morning cleared for the Welland canal.

The schrs. Iona, Duluth, corn; Houghton, Toledo, corn; str. D.D. Calvin, with consorts Ceylon and Augusta, Toledo, timber; str. Pueblo, Chicago, corn, passed through the Welland Canal today bound for this port.

The steamer Acadia of the Merchants line has been awarded the contract by the Dominion government to supply light houses and signal stations on inland waters with their yearly supplies. The Acadia will begin her yearly trip in the first week in July.

William Power has been appointed one of the inspectors to make a survey of the str. Acadia to ascertain the extent of damage to her hull. He will go to Montreal to accomplish the work and will act in conjunction with another inspector to be appointed.

p.2 A Fine Craft - The str. Vanhorn is anchored in the lower bay having been brought over from Slate's shipyard, Grindstone Island. The steamer had been lengthened ten feet, giving her sixty-three feet over all, and three feet more beam. The boat is practically new throughout. The work has been in charge of S.W. Mercier. The old cabin has been entirely removed and new upper works will be built. She will be a handsome boat when completed. Capt. Jasper Ellis and Walter Allen are the owners.

p.4 A Captain Drowned - Detroit, Mich., May 12th - Dennis Parento, captain of scow Kate Grant, of Tecumseh, was drowned last night; attempted to leap aboard from a neighboring lumber barge and fell in water.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1896