The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1896

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The steamer King Ben is having seams caulked.

The schr. Acacia is at Charlotte loading coal for here.

The schr. Fabiola has been laid up for a week or more awaiting a cargo.

The schr. Annandale cleared for Charlotte last night to load coal for Kingston.

The schr. Annie Minnes, Charlotte, is at the spile dock with coal for the Rathbun company.

The schr. Annandale was expected to arrive this afternoon from Charlotte, with coal for the Rathbun Co.

The str. Bannockburn and consorts are expected to arrive tonight. They have wheat from Fort William.

The tug Thomson, with five light barges from Montreal, arrived this morning and cleared again for Oswego with three barges for coal.

The str. North King did not arrive yesterday until 3:30 p.m. She left two hours later for Bay of Quinte ports and Charlotte.

The prop. Sequin is loading railroad iron at Portsmouth for Fort William. Her barges have gone to Montreal after being lightened.

After holding the position of harbor master at Toronto for sixteen years, Morgan Baldwin has resigned and his deputy, C.W. Postlethwaite, has received the appointment.

Connolly's old plant, used at the dry-dock, will be sold. The plant is not good enough to take over to Philadelphia to be used in the contract there. The duty would amount to more than it is worth.

F.A. Knapp, Prescott, inventor of the new style of steamboat expected to revolutionize the passage between America and old country ports, is a cousin of G.W. Knapp, of J.H. Fisher's grocery. The inventor has organized a stock company for the construction of a boat after his lines, to be run on the St. Lawrence for experience.

p.4 A Steamer Elopes - Buffalo, Sept. 26th - The steamer Garden City, which has run between Buffalo and Crystal Beach all summer, took French leave last night, and under cover of the darkness stole softly and swiftly out of the harbor, leaving many anxious creditors behind. The Garden City is owned by a bank in Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1896