The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1896

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The schr. Annie Falconer is expected over from Oswego tonight.

The Fleetwing is at the penitentiary with coal for Swift & Co.

The schr. Katie Eccles cleared this morning, light, for Colborne.

The tug Reginald went down the river with four barges for Montreal.

The two sections of the str. Rosemount passed Valleyfield this morning bound up.

The str. Columbian will go to Oshawa after coaling up here to run an excursion from there.

The schr. S.H. Dunn is expected in from Toledo today. She has timber for Garden Island.

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

Booth & Co. chartered the schr. Loretta Rooney, this morning, to bring a cargo of coal to Garden Island.

The sloop Dandy loaded 1,500 bushels of wheat at Richarson & Sons' elevator today and cleared for Smith's Falls.

The sloop Laura D. arrived yesterday with 3,000 bushels of oats from Bay of Quinte ports for Richardson & Sons.

Another steamboat war is on between the Thousand Island steamboat company and the Alexandria Bay steamboat company.

The sloop Laura D. loaded 2,500 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning and cleared for Napanee.

p.2 Cape Vincent's Breakwater - Cape Vincent, Aug. 11th - $25,000 recently appropriated for work; engineers have been examining the natural conditions - bed rock in some places is 14-15 feet below the blue clay that forms the river bottom; according to 1889 estimate, only 125 feet can be constructed for the $25,000.



Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 12th - The United States authorities have been for some time past been keeping a close watch on vessels passing up and down St. Mary's river in an endeavor to compel the captains to live up to the regulations drafted by the United States government. These regulations are to the effect that no vessel ascending or descending the St. Mary's river shall proceed at a greater speed than seven miles an hour. It was known that a number of captains had been warned and others fined for not observing the rules, but the announcement made Saturday that no less than thirty vessels have been given penalties, ranging from $200 to $800 will be a surprise. Among the boats thus penalized are five Canadian steamers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1896