The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1896

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p.1 Had A Nice Time - Capt. E.A. Booth has returned from a trip around Lake Ontario with the steam yacht Dorothy. The yacht is owned by G.T. Fulford, Brockville, whose wife, family and a few friends, including George Dana, M.P.P., were aboard. The party had a very enjoyable outing, stopping at nearly all the ports around the lake. Capt. Booth says the Dorothy is a staunch, speedy, safe boat, readily responding to the tiller and free of all unpleasant features.


The schr. Fleetwing is discharging coal at Swift's elevator.

The schr. Loretta Rooney is at Breck & Co.'s with a cargo of coal.

The str. Middlesex, Chicago, corn, is expected to arrive here tonight.

The tugs Thomson, from Oswego, with two coal laden barges, and Walker, from Montreal, with six light, arrived last night.

The schr. Bullock is unloading 400 tons of coal at Craig & Co.'s wharf for W. Drury; sloops Idlewild and Minnie unloading bricks for George Wilson; prop. Melbourne, Montreal; str. Alexandria, Montreal.

Workmen have been engaged the past few days in blasting the river bed in front of the dock at Point Vivian to deepen the channel at that place, which is at present dangerous to navigation for the large steamers.

The str. Topeka broke her wheel going up through the Welland canal, last night, and left for Buffalo for repairs. The strong south-west to west wind blowing all day delaying all the up bound fleet at the canal all day, moderated and the boats started out.

p.2 District News - Dr. Oronhyatekha has purchased the str. Alberta to ferry passengers to Foresters' Island park.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1896