The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Sep 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - W. Lesslie arrived from Toronto today. The work in connection with the laying of the water main is progressing favorably. The tug Petrel has done good work on the job already.


The tug Bronson, with seven barges, arrived from Montreal last night.

The tug Walker cleared for Montreal, this morning, with six grain-laden barges.

The tug Bronson, with four barges grain laden, cleared for Montreal this morning.

The str. Columbian passed through for Montreal this morning. She had very few passengers. The str. Bannockburn and consorts cleared today for Lake Superior ports to load grain for the M.T. Co.

The tug Charlie Ferris arrived over from Oswego this morning with two barges of coal for down the canal.

The tug Active went across the lake, today, with four barges which will load coal at Charlotte and Oswego.

The schr. Annie Minnes arrived, last night, from Sodus with 300 tons of coal. She is tied up at the spile dock.

The schr. Fleetwing is expected in from Charlotte today. A portion of her cargo will be unloaded at the cotton mill.

The new hoisting machine at the M.T. Co.'s dock gives splendid satisfaction. It loads a steamer with coal in short order.

The two mail boats to be left on the route between Toronto and Montreal, after Sept. 10th, will make three trips a week.

The schr. Pilot discharged 2,500 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator yesterday. They were taken aboard at Bay of Quinte ports.

The schr. Acacia cleared for Charlotte today. She will discharge part of her cargo at Collins Bay on her return, the remainder here.

The strs. Empire State and America will run the Rochester excursion from Clayton among the islands, tomorrow. The trains carrying these excursionists from Rochester are specials, and are only given four hours to cover the 192 miles in.

William Newman and Frank Nicholson returned today from Cardinal where they were doing carpenter work and caulking the barge Albini, formerly owned by the M.T. Co. Mr. Reid, the present owner, writes J. Donnelly, jr., who sent the men down, that they did excellent work.

The prop. Nicaragua and barges got away yesterday afternoon. They were delayed here a week and Capt. Welcome, managing director of the Davidson line, to which company these boats belong, says he will have to put his craft in the iron ore trade up west if these delays keep up. It does not take many days of a lay up to eat up all the profit on a trip. Capt. Welcome left for Prescott to meet a couple more of his boats unloading there. He goes from place to place and arranges about the discharge of cargoes, etc. His company controls about twenty large boats.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The steamer Spartan will continue running till the end of the month.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Sep 1896