The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The M.T. Co.'s barge "D" is in Davis' dry-dock. Going down the rapids on the last trip she struck and sprung a leak on her bilges.

The prop. Samoa has about 40,000 bushels of wet oats still in her. They were not thrown overboard as anticipated. The oats are not totally destroyed.

The steam yacht Sophia, owned by N. Henderson, took a party from the Saints' Rest down the river yesterday. The boys had a pleasant sail.


The schr. Fabiola is discharging a cargo of coal at Crawford's.

The tug Bronson, with four barges, grain laden, cleared today for Montreal.

The lake was pretty rough today. Last night it blew a heavy gale. Vessels will stick to their moorings until the blow subsides.

The prop. Tecumseh and consort Case are at Collins Bay with timber for the rafting company. The tow is from Lake Superior.

The schr. Fleetwing is at Swift's this morning, and the schr. Acacia's cargo is for the water works department. Both vessels are from Charlotte.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf on Sunday: str. Persia, from Montreal; str. Ocean from Hamilton; str. Melbourne from Toledo; str. Myles from Prescott.

The str. Shickluna, with 16,000 bushels of wheat, and consort St. Louis, with 23,000 bushels, from Fort William, arrived last evening. The wheat is consigned to the M.T. Co.

Saturday the M.T. Co. handled 300,000 bushels of grain and without any confusion. Vessels coming into this port are always sure of quick despatch, as the proper facilities are here for such service.

The rafting business is about completed for this season. The Calvin company has one more trip for their fleet. If the rate for carrying grain does not go up a little vessel owners might as well lay up. There is not much money carrying grain for 2 3/4 cents.

Last evening the tug Bronson, having in tow the barge Wheatbin and the wrecked str. Samoa, arrived at the dry-dock from Brockville.

The Samoa is now tied up at the piers fronting the dry-dock, and as soon as the damaged oats in her hold are sold she will enter the dock for repairs. The barge Wheatbin, used as a lighter, also contains damaged oats.

p.4 General Paragraphs - James Richardson & Sons purchased the damaged oats in the str. Samoa. An attempt will be made to elevate the oats at the K. & M. F. Co.'s plant, Portsmouth. If unsuccessful the oats will be taken out with buckets and hoists.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1896