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

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The Canadian Engineer contains a professional illustrated description of Kingston government dry-dock, as well as of Davis & Son's boat building establishment.


The str. Glengarry and consort will arrive from Fort William about Tuesday afternoon.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consort, Ashland, timber laden, arrived at Garden Island today.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes, from Oswego, is discharging 300 tons of coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf.

The str. Clinton and consorts, Collins Bay to Marquette, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal last night with four light barges, and cleared again today with six, grain-laden.

The str. Ketcham lightened 38,000 bushels of wheat here and cleared for Prescott, where the remainder of her cargo was consigned.

During the last three days the M.T. Co. handled 400,000 bushels of wheat, and not a single boat was delayed an hour. Kingston is well equipped for transhipping grain and all vessels can receive ready dispatch.

The M.T. Co. is about to lay the keel of a lake barge, similar to the Minnedosa, that will cost $75,000. She will be capable of carrying 70,000 bushels of wheat on a fourteen foot draught. The Minnedosa can carry 90,000 bushels on a sixteen feet draught. Last week the company secured 600 sticks of very fine oak. It was picked up along the Bay of Quinte and is of fine quality. It will be used in the construction of the new vessel in the local shipyard.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1896