The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1896

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The tug Bronson arrived up this morning with six barges, light.

The schr. Dunn, timber, Toledo, is on her way down the lake bound for Garden Island.

The schr. Katie Eccles, from Colborne, arrived this morning with 8,000 bushels of peas for the M.T. Co.

The str. Toltec arrived up from Prescott this morning and picked up her escort, Miztec, clearing for the Welland canal.

The str. Passport passed down the river on Sunday with the largest list of through passengers carried to Montreal this season on any mail line steamer.

The strs. Myles, Orion and consorts, Bannockburn and consorts, have passed up through the Welland canal bound for upper lake ports to load for here.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf - str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. Cuba, Toledo; str. Lake Michigan, Montreal; str. Nellie Cuthbert, Trenton; str. Alexandria, Rochester.

The task of bringing the str. Rosemount through the St. Lawrence canals has begun. The tugs Hall and Active are engaged at the work. It is not known here where the steamer will be docked to be united.

Eight Pintech gas lighted buoys are to be placed in the St. Lawrence river between Ogdensburg and Cape Vincent. They will burn 176 days each. The body of the buoy forms a receiver for compressed gas and is of sufficient size to give proper buoyancy for flotation, and of sufficient strength to hold a pressure of 150 to 180 pounds per square inch. An appropriation has also been secured for erecting a lighthouse at the head of Carleton Island.

p.4 The Wind Caused Disaster - yachts upset at Cleveland, Detroit and elsewhere.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1896