The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1896

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The str. Bothnia, Duluth, timber, is at Garden Island.

The schr. Hunter is discharging a cargo of coal at the foot of Queen street.

The barge Acadia is having a new spar stepped at the foot of Queen street.

The tug Hall cleared for Montreal yesterday with four grain laden barges.

The str. Norwalk, from Chicago, is at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage with 54,000 bushels of corn.

The barge Harvest, belonging to the M.T. Co., came out of Davis' dry-dock today. She was caulked.

The str. Armenia, light, passed through the Welland canal yesterday bound for Toledo to load timber.

The Arizona, Plymouth and Scotia have been chartered to bring corn from Chicago to Kingston at 2 3/4 cents per bushel.

J. Donnelly, jr. and Charles Driver left for Deseronto today to inspect and repair Rathbun's marine railway.

The steam barge King Ben, from Oswego, passed up the canal this morning with 112 tons of coal for Smith's Falls.

The tugs Walker and Bronson arrived from Montreal last night with light barges, and cleared again with ten grain laden.

The str. Bannockburn, with consorts Melrose, Winnipeg and Selkirk, arrived last night from Fort William with 220,000 bushels of wheat.

The busy scene presented at the M.T. Co.'s wharves today was a reminder of old times. All was bustle and activity there, but it will last only until the fleet in port is discharged.

Capt. Fleming, of the schr. Melrose, says that marine matters on the great lakes are very quiet just at present. A great number of the larger grain and ore carrying craft have been laid up owing to slackness of trade. It is just possible things will brighten up some towards the close of the summer, but it will be too late then for owners to recover losses.



Arrivals - schr. Emerald, Ashtabula, timber; str. Bannockburn and consorts, Fort William, 120,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Nellie Hunter, Oswego, 300 tons coal; str. Shickluna, Fort William, 40,000 bushels of wheat; str. Pueblo, Chicago, 51,000 bushels of corn; schrs. Fabiola and Fleetwing, Oswego, 350 tons coal each; str. Tilley and consort Merritt, Fort William, 6,000 bushels wheat; str. Orion and consort, Serpent River, timber; str. Elphinere, Fort William, wheat; schr. Katie Eccles, Colborne, peas; str. St. Andrew and consort, Fort William; str. Sequin, Fort William, wheat.

Departures - str. King Ben, light, Oswego; str. Shickluna, light, Welland canal; str. Pueblo, Oswego; schr. Loretta Rooney, malt, Toronto; sloop Maggie L., wheat, Picton; sloop Idlewild, Gananoque, wheat; str. Tilley, with consort Merritt, Duluth; schr. Katie Eccles, Colborne; str. Sequin, Fort William.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The schr. Fleetwing cleared for Oswego today to load coal for Swift & Co.

The str. Nile and barge Isis, light, from Ottawa, arrived here last night and cleared again for Cardinal.

While out in the gale last evening the schr. Julia had her mast head broken off by the fury of the wind. She ran up to Deseronto today to have the damage repaired.

The wreck of the schr. Dauntless, lost off Rondeau harbor on July 9th, has been discovered by Capt. Dunn, commander of the cruiser Petrel. The sunken vessel is over twenty miles south and west of the harbor, and three miles north of the boundary line. An effort will be made to raise her.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1896