The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1896

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The barge Montreal, belonging to the M.T. Co, is at Davis' dry-dock. She is receiving new planking and caulking. The schr. Queen of the Lakes will go in the docks next.


Capt. Smith S. Leach, of the engineer corps of the army, who has charge of the river and harbor work in northern New York and Vermont, has submitted his report to the chief of engineers. Regarding the work on the shoals between Sister Island harbor and Crossover light in the St. Lawrence river, the report says that the project contemplated the removal of three shoals between Sister Island and Crossover light, at a cost of some $54,000. About $20,000 has been expended, and there is now an eighteen foot channel through all the American waters between Ogdensburg and the lake with but one dangerous shoal, the Dark Island shoal, remaining. The appropriation of $25,000 in the last bill will suffice for its removal.


The tug Thomson with two grain laden barges cleared for Montreal today.

The schr. Fabiola, from Fair Haven, is at Crawford's wharf with 350 tons of coal.

The str. Toltec called at this port yesterday for the schr. Miztec. Both are bound up the lakes, light.

The strs. Armenia and Shores, with consorts, light, from Kingston, cleared the Welland canal yesterday.

The str. Juno, from Pelee Island, arrived this morning with a cargo of corn and oats for James Richardson & Sons.

The whaleback steamer Colby, after being united at Ogdensburg, passed up through the Welland Canal yesterday, bound for Cleveland.

The barge Montreal is receiving repairs at Davis & Sons' dry dock. The schr. Ballou, which occupied the dock during the past few days in being caulked, was floated out yesterday.

The schr. Celtic, in tow of the str. Samoa when she went ashore near Brockville last week, arrived up last night in tow of the tug Thompson. She has a quantity of damaged corn on board, and is at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage.

T.P. Thompson, dominion inspector of steamboat boilers, and Thomas Donnelly, inspector of hulls and fittings, are in Lindsay on their yearly tour of inspection. For the past two weeks they have been overhauling vessels at Peterboro, Lakefield and Bobcaygeon.

Notices have been posted by the R. & O. company at the various river resorts, asking that passengers have their baggage at the wharfs at least half an hour before the departure of boats, in order to secure proper checking and to save confusion and loss of baggage.

p.2 Bedford Mills, July 20th - ....The tug Edmond and barge left here, today, for Montreal, with a load of soapstone....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1896