The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1896

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p.1 Steambarge Ashore - At night the steam-barge Waterlily, of Picton, loaded with wood for Prescott, grounded on the Bay State shoal, nine miles above Brockville. The shoal is pretty well known to mariners, and how she came to get on the rocks cannot be understood.



The schr. Kate, Oswego, is at Crawford's wharf with coal.

The str. Princess Louise is in Davis' dry-dock, receiving general repairs.

The tug Walker, with six barges, arrived light, from Montreal, last evening.

The schr. Collier, from Oswego, is at the spile dock with coal for the Rathbun Co.

The str. Rosemount passed through the canal yesterday. She has a barge in tow.

The sloop Pilot, Napanee, is at Richardson & Sons' elevator with 3,000 bushels of peas.

The str. Hamilton, en route from Montreal to Hamilton, was several hours late last night.

The str. America was laid up today. The str. Islander took her place on the Cape route.

The str. Hamilton will be laid up here this fall. The steamer will continue running until October.

The government dredge Stanley, working near Kingston Mills, came up this morning to get another supply of coal.

The strs. Wilhelm and Galatea were discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators today, and cleared for upper lake ports.

Capt. Howard Gould, mate on str. New Island Wanderer the past season, has been appointed master of the str. Island Belle.

The Calvin Co. sent a small raft, containing four drams of timber, to Quebec today. It will be the last raft sent down by this company this year.

One of W. Leslie's barges, at work in the Toronto harbor, got caught in a squall the other day. A pile driver was thrown off the scow and some of the heavy weights were lost.

The schrs. Plymouth and W.B. Owen have been lying at anchor here for many days, awaiting the arrival of the steamers Arizona and Ketchum. One was at Prescott and the other at Ogdensburg, awaiting discharge.

The str. Seguin (Sequin ?)and barges, which arrived at Portsmouth last night, will go to Prescott and discharge part of her cargo. From there they proceed to Montreal with the remainder. The Seguin may go to Duluth for another cargo before laying up.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1896