The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1896

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The prop. Sequin will be at Portsmouth in the morning.

Capt. D. Bates expects that there will be lots of coal to carry in about a month's time.

The str. St. Lawrence with wheat from Duluth to Kingston is in the Welland canal.

T. Donnelly left today for Smith's Falls and Carleton Place where he will inspect steamers.

D. Fitzgerald, a boiler maker from Belleville, is here to assist in rivetting the S.S. Rosemount.

The schr. Burton has arrived after another trip to Charlotte. Her cargo is for the spile dock.

The tug Reginald arrived up with four light barges from Montreal this morning and will leave with six.

This morning in shifting about the deck of the Rosemount the mainmast, which is of steel, was bent badly.

Connolly's new dredge left for Quebec at two o'clock this morning. She is being towed by the company's tug, Jessie Hume. P. Hume, engineer for the company, is at present in Philadelphia. The firm expects to close a deal for a big job there.

The prop. Niko and barge Churchill arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock during the night. They had 100,000 bushels of corn and came from Chicago. The prop. Denver came in during the afternoon from the same place with 50,000 bushels of wheat.

Marine men are complaining about the new lock at Galops rapids not being opened on Sunday. Vessels getting there early Sunday morning have to lay over until Monday, which means a big loss. The government will be asked to arrange it otherwise.

Wm. Newman left for Cardinal today to assist in caulking the barge Albion, formerly owned by the M.T. Co. J. Donnelly sent him down. Yesterday Mr. Donnelly asked ten or twelve idle men to go down, but they refused, wanting unreasonable wages. The wages offered was $1.50 a day, board and expenses.

Ald. James Stewart, manager of the K. & M. F. Co., denies the statement in the Whig, last night, that owing to the M.T. Co. being very busy vessels have been sent out to him. Both the Arigon (sic - Oregon ?) and the Inter-Ocean were consigned to Portsmouth and only made mistakes in going down to the M.T. Co. The statement in the Whig came from an official of the M.T. Co.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1896