The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1896

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The grain shovellers at this port are enjoying another spell of idleness.

R. Charlton is foreman of the work of putting the S.S. Rosemount together.

The schr. Annie Falconer will get away for Oswego today. She brings over coal for Swift & Co.

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

The schr. Acacia discharged fifty tons of her cargo at the penitentiary before coming down into the harbor.

The str. Cadillac arrived at noon today with 65,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co. She is from Chicago.

The strs. Inter-Ocean, Sequin and Denver passed through the Welland canal yesterday, light, from this port.

W. Lesslie, after seing to the recovery of the pontoons which broke away from the tug Petrel, proceeded to Toronto.

The sloop Dandy cleared this morning from James Richardson & Sons' elevator with 3,000 bushels of Manitoba wheat for Smith's Falls.

The schr. Robert McDonald has arrived from Charlotte to load ties for that place. The vessel came down light. She is owned by a lumber man.

J. Donnelly, jr., and diver Charles left for Deseronto today. They lay Rathbun's marine railway. Mr. Donnelly raised it a couple of weeks ago and since that time it has been repaired.

Richardson & Son telegraphed Capt. John Cornwall, formerly of the schr. Falconer, and now on a vessel on the western lakes, to ascertain if he could take charge of the schr. Queen of the Lakes. He accepted the offer and will arrive in a few days.

The str. North King has made great time this year. Going down the river she has covered the distance from Kingston to Rockport, from landing to landing in two hours and five minutes, and every day across the lake, a space of sixty miles in less than four hours. James Hickey, engineer, understands the boat like a book.

Incidents of the Day - At the meeting of the committee to consider the elevator scheme Ald. Stewart explained that the Prescott elevator paid a dividend of ten per cent at a meeting in Ottawa the other day. The erection of the elevator was a profitable speculation.

Sporting Circles - All the Canadian yachts, the Canada, Viva, Nadia, Zelma, Oriole, Verda taking part in the Toledo regatta, returned to their respective headquarters today.

p.2 Foster's Locks - Aug. 31st - death of Joseph Doyle, on Aug. 26th; was mate on tug Bronson of Kingston.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The steambarge King Ben arrived in from Smith's Falls today, where she delivered a cargo of coal.

Collin's Bay, Sept. 1st - The tug Petrel started for Toronto on Saturday evening, but had to return on account of breaking her engine.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1896