The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1896

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The strs. Tilley and Myles from Duluth reached port today.

The schr. Burton is below the spile dock discharging her cargo.

The schr. Fleetwing is expected over from Oswego this afternoon.

Vessels are being delayed at Oswego on account of slow work at the mines.

The tug Bronson came in last night with four light barges from Montreal.

The tugs Bronson and Walker have cleared for Montreal with six barges of grain.

The schr. Annie Falconer cleared this afternoon for Charlotte to load coal for Swift & Co.

The str. Gilden and barge Aberdeen, with wheat from Duluth, are in the canal for Kingston.

The schr. Two Brothers arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock last night. She has 4,000 bushels of peas from Colborne.

The tug Walker arrived over from Oswego and Charlotte last night with four barges of coal for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Fabiola is being unloaded at Crawford's. Her leaks will not be patched up until she goes to Oswego again.

The strs. Merritt and Varuna, from up the bay, went down among the islands this afternoon for the last trip this season.

The M.T. Co. will not pay the damage done to the str. Passport by their barge McArthur. The company claim they were not to blame.

The str. Columbian arrived in last night from Cobourg. She ran an excursion from there to Toronto. She goes over to Charlotte tonight.

The crew of the schr. Queen of the Lakes was paid off after making the trip up the lake. The vessel has made three trips already this year and will make another.

The M.T. Co.'s new crane, brought over on the S.S. Rosemount from the old country, was set in motion this morning. Barges of coal were unloaded. The machine was a little stiff on account of being new, but did the work acceptably. The buckets hold a ton of coal each, so that a barge can be discharged in short order. A miniature railway had been laid and the hoist runs about on this.

Concert For The Sailors - A couple of weeks ago Mr. Potter of the sailors' rest, organized social entertainments, to be given weekly at the rooms. Last night a concert occurred.....Sailors from the strs. Hamilton, Alexandria and the S.S. Rosemount were in attendance besides men from other crafts in port. The rooms were crowded.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1896