The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1896

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Calvin & Co. sent a raft down the river today.

The str. Clinton and consort are at Thorold with pulp wood.

The schr. Nellie Hunter cleared light, last night, for Oswego.

The steambarge King Ben has been wind bound at Oswego for ten days.

The schr. Burton, Port Hope, is in port. She will trade between here and Oswego.

The tug Thomson cleared this morning for Montreal with four grain laden barges.

The str. Algonquin, Kingston to Duluth, light, cleared the Welland canal yesterday.

The schr. Annie Falconer has arrived in from Oswego. Her cargo will be unloaded at the prison.

The str. New Orleans, Duluth arrived this morning with 50,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The K. & M. T. Co. has chartered the Calvin Co.'s barge Augustus to transfer a cargo of grain to Montreal.

The str. Glengarry and consorts are expected to arrive here tonight from Fort William with wheat and oats.

The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal last night with eight light barges. Two others were dropped off at Ogdensburg.

The Kingston rate of 2 3/4 cents on corn, free of Welland canal tolls, at Chicago, is by far the best freight being paid on the lakes.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consorts, French River, timber laden, passed through the Welland canal yesterday bound for Garden Island.

The schr. Dunn has about three more cargoes of timber booked from Toledo to Garden Island. Capt. Dix says marine matters on the upper lakes are very quiet at present.

It is estimated that the repairs on the str. Samoa, sunk in the St. Lawrence river recently, will cost between $6,000 and $7,000. The damage amounted to a good deal more than was at first thought. She will be ready to come out of the Buffalo dry-dock in a few days.

At Ogdensburg a day or two ago the str. Empire State and tug Thomson came together at a wharf. The Thomson was tied up and the Empire State was making the wharf when struck by a squall, throwing her against the stern of the tug. The damage done to the State was very slight.

The str. Rosemount reached Morrisburg last night. It is expected some difficulty will be experienced in getting the two parts up as far as Prescott, owing to the lowness of water caused by the east wind prevailing for the past few days. All things coming out as expected the steamer will reach here some time Sunday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1896