The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1896

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The schr. Fabiola, light, cleared for Oswego last night to load coal.

The tug Active arrived up last night with the M.T. Co.'s elevator, used at the wreck of the str. Samoa.

The schrs. Mystic, Chicago, corn, and Emerald, Ashtabula, timber, are on their way down Lake Ontario for this port.

The Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co. is elevating the grain out of the barge Middlesex. It is being put into barges.

For the first time since starting out in the spring all the craft in the Calvin fleet are in port. They are all timber laden.

James Richardson & Sons purchased the damaged wheat aboard the schr. Middlesex and it was discharged at their elevator this morning.

The tug Walker, from Montreal, with five barges, light, arrived up this morning. She will clear again tonight with four barges, grain laden.

Capt. Dan Bates says business is dull in Oswego in the shipping line and that a large fleet of vessels were lying there in wait for the coal to arrive over the railways. This means money lost to schooners.

Arrivals: strs. Bannockburn, 60,000 bushels of wheat; Monteagle, 50,000 bushels; schrs. Melrose, 54,000 bushels, Winnipeg, 50,000 bushels, Selkirk, 52,198 bushels, all from Duluth, consigned to the M.T. Co.

Around On Crutches - Capt. Gaskin had accident on whaleback barge; stepped through a coal hole and fell into the hold.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1896