The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1896

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Str. Iona cleared last night for the Welland canal.

There were no vessels for this port in the Welland canal reports today.

The tug Bronson cleared last evening with eight grain laden barges.

The str. Topeka cleared for Oswego last night to load coal for upper lake ports.

The schr. Hector will be launched at the M.T. company's ship-yard tomorrow.

The str. Sequin, Kingston to Cleveland, light, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The barge Cleveland, after receiving repairs, was floated out of Davis' dry-dock last evening.

The str. Monteagle, from Chicago, arrived last night with 50,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Nellie Hunter arrived this morning from Oswego with 300 tons of hard coal for Crawford.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa cleared, light, last night, for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

Removing A Shoal - The work of removing the shoals near Crossover lighthouse, St. Lawrence river, has commenced by drilling and blasting the shoals known by sailors as the Hog's Back and another near the Whale's Back. These shoals have ever been a great annoyance to navigators on the St. Lawrence, several serious casualties having occurred here in times past. A number of years ago the propellor Buckeye ran on a shoal in this vicinity, her stern sinking into deep water, drowning a number of passengers. Since that time it has been known by sailors as the "Buckeye Shoal."



Arrivals - Steamers Acadia, Toledo, 21,800 bushels of wheat; Persia, Montreal, bound for St. Catharines; Nicaragua, Chicago, 60,000 bushels of corn; Seguin (Sequin ?), Chicago, 60,000 bushels of corn; Tilley, Fort William, 63,000 bushels of wheat; Superior, Duluth, 30,583 bushels of wheat; Melbourne, Toledo, 50,000 bushels of wheat; Pueblo, Chicago, 62,000 bushels of corn; Iona, Duluth, 48,800 bushels wheat. Schooners Nellie Hunter, Oswego, 350 tons hard coal; W.H. Rounds, Toledo, 22,000 bushels of wheat; Paisley, Chicago, 36,005 bushels of wheat; Fleetwing, Charlotte, 300 tons hard coal; Merritt, Fort William, 40,000 bushels of wheat; Rhodes, Duluth 49,416 bushels of wheat; Minnedosa, Fort William, 63,000 bushels of wheat; Two Brothers, Gananoque, 8,000 bushels peas; Trade Wind, Port Hope, 8,000 bushels of peas.

Departures - steamers Topeka, Oswego, to load coal for Ashland, Wis.; Bothnia, Duluth; Erin, Chicago; Danforth, Chicago; Bannockburn, Fort William; Rhodes, light, Welland canal; Superior, light, for Duluth; Iona, light, for Welland canal; Armenia, Frankford. Schooners - Merritt, Fort William; Queen of the Lakes, Fort William; Selkirk, Fort William; Melrose, Fort William; Rounds, Oswego, to load coal for Duluth; Fleetwing, Oswego; Trade Wind, Port Hope.

p.3 Mill Haven, May 13t - ...The new steam yacht owned by Mr. Forward was launched on Thursday last. There was quite a crowd to see it. It was named the Jessie Forward by D.C. Forward.

p.4 Made Her Maiden Trip - Amherstburg, Ont., May 14th - The new side-wheel steamer City of Buffalo made her maiden trip today. She left Detroit in company with the City of Alpena. A test of speed was made to the Lime Kiln Crossing. The City of Buffalo beat the Alpena by three minutes in a distance of fourteen miles. Her average speed was twenty-one miles an hour.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1896