The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1896

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The str. Spartan is being laid up at Swift's dock.

The str. Empire State will go into winter quarters today.

The str. Katahdin cleared light, last night, for Duluth.

The str. St. Andrew, Fort William, wheat, is due to arrive here tonight.

The tug Thomson, with five grain laden barges, cleared last night for Montreal.

The schr. Fabiola is tied up in the Princess street slip, awaiting a charter.

Richardson & Sons loaded a barge, today, with 17,000 bushels of peas for Montreal.

The str. Germanic and consort Hutchison cleared light, today, for upper lake ports.

The str. Columbian will be kept in the excursion business next year. She made money this year.

The str. Hamilton is expected to arrive about seven o'clock this evening. Her hull will be examined.

The sloop Echo, from Conway, with 3,000 bushels of peas, arrived this morning for James Richardson & Sons.

The schr. Idlewild, with 1,000 bushels of oats from Gananoque, discharged today at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The str. Spartan had an exceptionally good season this year. Despite the hard times the receipts compare favorably with other years.

About 2,700 bushels of damaged grain arrived here, this morning, from Prescott. The grain was bought by Richardson & Sons.

The tug Bronson, with five light barges, arrived from Montreal yesterday morning. She cleared again in the afternoon with five, grain laden.

The str. Corsican will continue running until the end of the month. She only goes as far as Prescott, where her passengers and freight are transferred to the str. Bohemian for Montreal.

The str. Arizona, consigned to Prescott with a cargo of wheat, is having her machinery repaired here. As soon as completed she will proceed on down, discharge, return and pick up her consort, the schr. Plymouth, which discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevator here.

p.2 Known For Twenty Years - About twenty years ago Capt. Coleman Hinckley, sr., of this village, held the contract with the government to place the buoys in the river and in Lake Ontario as far out as Calf Island. At that time he discovered the shoal on which the str. Monteagle recently stranded and in person called the attention of the proper authorities of such discovery and the need of a buoy for the protection of vessels. No attention whatever was paid to the request of Capt. Hinckley; had there been a buoy at this place the Monteagle would have been saved a large amount of expense and trouble. The shoal is situated about one and a quarter miles south of Charity shoal. [Cape Vincent Eagle]

p.4 General Paragraphs - The schr. Cornelia has a cargo of coal from Oswego for the knitting mill.

The schr. Two Brothers will clear for Clayton with a load of shingles.

Mate Brown's Leg Broken - Thorold, Sept. 18th - mate of str. Nipigon struck by fender.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1896