The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1896

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The sloop Madcap cleared this morning for Napanee to load peas.

The schr. Rhodes cleared for the Welland canal last night, light.

The schr. Rounds cleared for Oswego, last night, to load coal for Duluth.

The str. Hamilton, from Hamilton, called at Swift's wharf last evening.

The schr. Nellie Hunter cleared for Oswego last night to load coal for Crawford.

The tug Jessie Hall cleared for Montreal last evening with four barges, grain laden.

The str. Superior, after discharging her cargo of wheat, left, last night, for Duluth to reload.

The barge Albani is discharging 5,607 bushels of damaged grain at James Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The str. Pueblo, from Chicago, with 62,000 bushels of corn, is discharging at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The str. Persia, with a large cargo of freight, called at Swift's, this morning, on her way to St. Catharines.

The sloop Idlewild, from Napanee, discharged 1,450 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator today.

The str. Iona, with 48,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevators this morning.

The str. Armenia and consorts, from Garden Island to Frankford, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The schr. Fleetwing, after having lightened part of her cargo of coal at Swift's, is discharging the remainder at the cotton mill.

Welland canal, bound down - str. Monteagle, Duluth, wheat; str. Prince, Chicago, corn; str. Calvin and consorts, Toledo, timber.

The schr. Tradewind, from Port Hope, discharged 8,000 bushels of peas at the M.T. Co.'s elevators today, and cleared for the west.

The tug Bronson, with six light barges, arrived up from Montreal last night. She cleared again this morning with eight barges containing 175,000 bushels of grain.

Richardson & Sons, yesterday afternoon, purchased 5,607 bushels of the corn that was damaged by fire on the str. Acadia. The price paid per bushel was 22 cents, making a total of $1,233.54.

This morning the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company received word that several vessels with grain for Prescott were returning to Kingston for discharge, as the elevator at that place had broken down. The vessels will have their cargoes quickly discharged here.

The nearly new barge on the ways at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard is all ready for launching. Just as soon as tug power can be secured, which will be when the grain arrivals fall off a little, the barge will be put into the element which is intended to be her home.


The str. Glengarry and schr. St. Peter collided in the Welland Canal on Monday, and the schooner got by far the worst of the bump. The accident occurred in the reach between locks twenty-four and twenty-five. The schooner was bound up from Oswego to Toledo, coal laden. The Glengarry, with the Minnedosa in tow, was bound down. In swinging around a bend in the canal the steamer found the schr. St. Peter dead ahead. The steamer tried to sheer off, but before this could be accomplished the two boats came together. The Glengarry struck the St. Peter a glancing blow just at the forward quarter. The captain of the tug, having the St. Peter in tow, thought to avert a collision by increasing speed, thereby narrowing the distance between the two boats and lessening the chances of the Glengarry swinging free. The schooner is an old one and was more or less damaged as the result of the collision. She was towed to Port Colborne, where a diver was set to work to patch up temporary repairs. She made water freely and it required the utmost exertion to keep her from sinking. The Glengarry is quite uninjured. The accident was unavoidable.

p.3 Thousand Island Park - May 11th - Capt. Henry Robbins has sold his sloop Flying Cloud to Emory Eager of Fine View; consideration $400. The Flying Cloud was rebuilt last winter and fitted with new sails, etc., and is in good condition....

p.4 Wolfe Island, May 13th - ...The Pierrepont has been busy for several hours pumping out the Scotia this evening...

The Sporting Arena - The international yacht races between boats of the Royal Canadian and Chicago yacht clubs will be sailed at Toledo. Both Toronto and Chicago tried tried to secure the events and Toledo was decided upon as neutral....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1896