The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1896

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The str. Bannockburn is at the Soo, outward bound, this morning.

The str. Armenia and consorts, Toledo, timber laden, are at Garden Island.

The schr. Annie Minnes, Oswego, coal laden, is discharging at Anglin's wharf.

The tug Active cleared this morning for Montreal with four grain-laden barges.

The tug Thomson with two barges, light, cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Montreal.

The tugs Thomson and Bronson arrived from Montreal, yesterday, with seven light barges.

Called at Craig's wharf: str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. Lake Michigan, Montreal.

The schr. Fleetwing, coal laden, from Oswego, is discharging her cargo at Portsmouth for J. Shortt.

Capt. Gaskin expects soon to hear of the new str. Rosemount having sailed from England for Montreal.

The str. Monteagle, Duluth, wheat laden, passed through the Welland canal for this port yesterday.

The str. Nile and consort Isis, light, from Clayton, touched here this morning en route to Deseronto.

The schooners Nellie Hunter and Bullock, from Oswego, are unloading cargoes of coal at Crawford's wharf.

The number of craft, grain laden, passing through the Welland canal for Ogdensburg and Prescott, is three to one bound for this port.

Str. Acadia, Fort William, lightened 6,600 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, this morning, and proceeded on down to Montreal.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Fort William, arrived Saturday night, with 85,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co. The Glengarry coaled up this morning and cleared again about noon, with her consorts, for Fort William.

The str. Pierrepont arrived up yesterday morning from the scene of the wreck in the Galloup rapids. She had on board about 500 bags of grain. The remainder of the cargo will be pumped overboard, after which the barge will be brought up here and placed in the dry-dock for repairs.

The str. Spartan cleared from Swift's wharf, for Toronto, at three o'clock yesterday afternoon, on her opening trip this season. A large crowd was assembled on the wharf to see her off. The vessel is in charge of her old officers, H. Grange, master; E.H. Esford, captain; D. Mills, mate; E.J. Taylor, engineer; W.R. Tandy, purser; T. Hepburn, steward.

General Paragraphs - Capt. Donnelly, sr., and John Donnelly, jr., are working with a wrecking gang at the sunken barge Joseph Arthur, at the bottom of the Galloup rapids. It is expected she will be raised by tomorrow night.

p.4 Death of a Vessel Owner - Detroit, June 1st - Captain C.C. Bladgett, the well-known vessel man, died at his home in this city last evening. For over forty years he has been connected with vessel interests, having for many years himself commanded boats, notably the Sea Bird, which ran to Lake Superior.

Scoopers On Strike - Buffalo, June 1st - The 500 or 600 scoopers, members of the grain shovellers' union, local no. 51, international longshoremen's association, struck this morning. A notice was issued to the lake carriers' association demanding an increase of $1.50 per thousand bushels and no Sunday work and that the men shall have a voice in the selection of boss scoopers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1896