The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1896

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The schr. Annie Falconer got away for Charlotte this morning.

The schr. Pilot will bring a cargo of barley from Big Island for James Richardson & Sons.

The sloop Laura D. cleared this morning for Deseronto to load barley for James Richardson & Sons.

The steambarge King Ben will carry another cargo of coal from Oswego to Smith's Falls for Capt. Foster.

The tug Active arrived today from Oswego with three coal laden barges. The coal is consigned to Montreal.

The str. Cadillac, Chicago, 65,000 bushels of wheat, arrived at noon yesterday, and in trying to make the M.T. Co.'s anchorage ran ashore on a shoal off the foot of Princess street. The steamer got out of the channel and hugged the shore too closely.

It is expected that on Friday the str. Rosemount will be floated out of the government dry-dock. It will take a few weeks after that to complete fitting her out, after which she will clear for Fort William to load wheat for this port. Capt. A. McMaugh, mate John Black, and the crew of the Bannockburn will take charge of the Rosemount, Capt. Mawdsley, of the str. Glengarry, being transferred to the command of the Bannockburn. Capt. Gordon King, late of the str. Hall, will take charge of the Glengarry.

Had A Close Call - George Henderson, engineer on the tug Active, had a narrow escape from being badly burned yesterday. The tug was rolling about pretty well coming from Oswego. Mr. Henderson was knocked from his chair and barely escaped falling through the skylight. He was caught before he fell through the hole.

p.4 Among The Islands - Aug. 31st - str. Varuna on last trip; ...The steamer Alert is again in trouble. In running the lost channel on Saturday she ran on an island and remained there over Sunday....

General Paragraphs - The str. Cadillac is still aground on a shoal off the Princess street slip. The M.T. Co. has no barges here to lighten the steamer, hence the delay.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1896