The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1896

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Capt. Commisky is engaged as pilot down the river this season.

Capt. W. Scott is acting as pilot of the str. James Swift this season.

The str. James, Chicago to Kingston, wheat, is expected to arrive here tonight.

Mate De Rush has the reputation of being one of the best sailors hailing from this port.

The schr. Nellie Hunter, light, cleared for Oswego last evening to load coal for Crawford.

The str. Myles, Kingston to Windsor, light, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

James Conway will probably sail the yacht Hustler in the yacht races here on the 25th.

The str. Gov. Smith, from Chicago, is discharging 51,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The sloop Idlewild, Napanee, discharged a cargo of peas at James Richardson & Sons' elevator today.

The str. Hall and consort, Duluth to Kingston, wheat, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The tug Thomson, with barges Glenora and Senator, grain laden, cleared for Montreal last evening.

The schr. Fabiola, from Oswego, is discharging a cargo of coal at the ferry wharf for the white squadron.

The dredge Nipissing cleared from Swift's wharf yesterday for Prescott, where she will be engaged during the summer.

The schr. Oliver Mowat is bound down Lake Ontario with wheat for the M.T. Co. She is expected to arrive here tonight.

The steamer Hamilton brought a large cargo of freight to Swift's wharf on her up trip yesterday. Her passenger list was well filled.

Called at Swift's wharf yesterday: strs. Hero, from the bay; St. Paul, from Ottawa; Clinton; tugs Maggie Mae, Shanley and dredge Nipissing.

The str. Corsican will leave here on Sunday next for Toronto and on Monday will begin duties on her route between that port and Montreal.

The tug Walker with two light barges and the schr. Annie Fisher arrived up from Cornwall last night. The Fisher cleared for Oswego to load coal.

The str. Bannockburn and consorts passed Windsor last evening at five o'clock, on their way down from Fort William. They will not arrive here before Friday.

The schr. Grantham has had a new bowsprit fitted and other necessary repairs made after her experience, on the Point Frederick shoal, a few nights ago. She will clear tomorrow or Friday for Cleveland to load coal for Midland.

The steam yacht Where Now, owned by L.B. Spencer, was launched from her winter quarters today and will go into commission at once. She looks as spick and span as a new coin. Capt. Murphy and engineer C. Jackson will again be at their posts this season.

Capt. Bates, of the schr. Fabiola, claims that the statements made by Capt. A. Hunter regarding the speed of the vessel named are incorrect. He says Capt. Hunter with his vessel left Oswego several hours before the Fabiola started, and that the latter was handicapped by having her topmast broken off, which accident materially impeded her. Capt. Bates holds that, in a good breeze the Fabiola can outsail any other schooner in the harbor.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1896