The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1896

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The schr. Fabiola will not get away for Oswego before Friday.

The schr. Emerald, Ashtabula, timber laden, is at Collins Bay.

The str. Persia called at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning on her way to Montreal.

The str. Bannockburn and consorts, grain laden, are due to arrive here tonight.

The schr. Nellie Hunter, from Oswego, arrived this morning with 300 tons of coal for R. Crawford.

The str. Columbian has sixteen excursions booked ahead. Today she left for Cobourg to run one out of there.

The steambarge King Ben cleared for Oswego last night to load coal for Smith's Falls. The vessel has contracted for several loads down the canal.

The str. Shickluna and consort St. Louis, Fort William, arrived last night with 40,000 bushels of wheat and was discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, clearing again this morning.

The str. Pueblo, from Chicago, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage last night with 51,000 bushels of corn. She was discharged, and cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for upper lake ports.

Capt. D. Bates, of the schr. Fabiola, accounts for the delay at Oswego in getting cargoes because of the work in the mines being slow at the present time. Vessels are delayed over there several days some trips.

The str. Rosemount, in dry-dock at Montreal, is about cut in twain. It is expected that by the first of next week the task of bringing the two parts through the St. Lawrence canals will be begun. Nothing has as yet been done in the matter of securing a dock for uniting the parts.

The Yacht Club Events - list of events arranged for opening on 12th.

p.2 Raced All The Way Down - The propellers Ocean and Melbourne arrived in port Sunday afternoon within an a few minutes of each other, the Ocean being first. They raced from Toronto. The Ocean beat her rival into Kingston but the Melbourne got away from there first, having less freight to unload. The same thing happened here. The Melbourne was about ten minutes from the C.P.R. dock when the Ocean threw off her lines. As far as the eye could see down the river the Ocean gained on the big propeller and undoubtedly reached the Prescott wharf first. [Brockville Times]

Port Milford, Aug. 4th - Schr. Kate is in port with a load of coal.....

Barriefield Briefs, Aug. 3rd - ....The council met on Monday. A petition was sent in by the people to have the unsightly obstructions removed from the harbor. The council gave orders to notify the city to that effect. If anyone is injured on them now the city will have to pay, and be responsible while they remain there.

Pittsburg Council, Aug. 3rd - ....On petition of John Ryan, A. Rickey and others, calling attention of counsel to certain wrecks placed in the harbor on the north side of Cataraqui bridge thereby obstructing the waterway near the Pittsburg side, moved by Mr. McAlpin, seconded by Mr. Hay, that the clerk write the aldermen of Kingston asking that they kindly take such action as may be necessary to cause the wrecks deposited in the harbor to be removed. Carried.....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1896