The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1896

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The schr. Nellie Hunter is at the Grove Inn with a cargo of coal.

The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal last night with three light barges. She cleared again, light, for the same port.

The schr. Loretta Rooney is at Booth & Co.'s wharf, and the Queen of the Lakes at the asylum wharf with coal from Oswego.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal, last night, with one light barge and the whaleback barge No. 201. She cleared for the same port with three barges grain laden.

The str. Bannockburn cleared last night with her three consorts, and also the two whaleback barges, Nos. 201 and 202, which will be dropped off at Port Dalhousie.

Arrivals: str. Myles, Cleveland, iron; str. Sequin, Fort William, 4,000 bushels wheat; schr. Emerald, Toledo, timber, Collins Bay; str. Denver, Chicago, 49,200 bushels of corn.

Word was received in the city this morning to the effect that the barge Bismarck, laden with 25,000 bushels of wheat, and bound from Ogdensburg, N.Y., to Montreal, struck a sill in one of the locks in the Cornwall canal yesterday afternoon and sank immediately. Navigation has been blocked since the accident, of which no further details are, as yet, to hand.

p.4 General Paragraphs - This morning the strs. Empire State and Passport left Clayton almost together, the first named getting under way first. At the foot of Wolfe Island the Passport passed her rival and arrived here about fifteen minutes ahead. She had a good passenger list and a heavy freight bill

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1896