The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1896

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The sloop Idlewild is in from Collins Bay with a cargo of oats.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Nebraska was in the dry dock being caulked.

The prop. D.D. Calvin and barge Ceylon cleared for Duluth today to load grain for here.

The prop. Monteagle arrived this morning with 50,500 bushels of wheat from Chicago.

The S.S. Rosemount brought over two extra wheels from England. They weigh five tons each.

The sloop Flora D. (sic - Laura D. ?) is here from Napanee for Richardson & Sons. She has 3,000 bushels of oats.

Harbor master McCammon says the water has gone down in the lake two inches since last month.

The str. Tecumseh and barges, from Superior, with timber, were expected to reach Collins' Bay today.

The schr. Snowbird will be down from Napanee tonight and go on Davis' dry-dock. The vessel is leaking badly.

When the M.T. Co.'s barges go over to Oswego for coal the cooks are left here. Being used to the river all their lives, the women always get sick when it is rough on the lake.

Capt. Gaskin and Ald. Stewart left for Ottawa last night to interview Hon. Mr. Tarte with a view to having the rates of the government dry-dock reduced. If the rates are not reduced the S.S. Rosemount will be taken to Ogdensburg and put together on the marine railway there. At the present rates the tonnage of the ship would mean a charge of $165 per day for the use of the dock. As the ship would be in the dock fifteen days marine men willingly concede that a reduction should be given the company. When the Bannockburn was docked a couple of years ago about half the usual rate per day was obtained.

Gas-Lighted Buoys Arrive.

Five of the Pintech gas-lighted buoys to be placed in the St. Lawrence river have arrived at Ogdensburg. They will be placed and lighted at once, one in the harbor of Ogdensburg and the others in the river between Ogdensburg and Cape Vincent. The buoys weigh 5,860 pounds each and cost $1,450 apiece. Two more buoys are to follow. When these are placed, navigation of the river will be comparatively easy, except at the Narrows above Brockville, where there is a shoal in the middle of the channel which should be removed. This shoal is in the Canadian waters and navigators must look to the government for relief.

p.4 A Body Came Ashore - Stoke's Bay, Ont., Aug. 19th - body of man came ashore on Loyal Island, thought to be from lost Africa.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1896