The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1896

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Islander will go on Davis' dry dock to undergo repairs.

The str. St. Lawrence is running on the Cape Vincent route, the str. America having gone into winter quarters.

The str. Bannockburn is towing two oil tank barges owned by the Standard oil company. They are going down to the coast.


The K. & M. F. Co. has considerable grain on the way to Kingston.

L.B. Spencer has hauled out the Wherenow. She is in winter quarters.

The schr. Emerald, Detroit, laden with rye, is on the way down the lake for this port.

Workmen have begun the task of repairing R. Crawford's wharf, foot of Queen street.

The sloop Trent, from Trenton, is discharging a cargo of slabs at Crawford's wharf.

The tugs Hall and Bronson arrived from Montreal, this morning, with nine light barges.

The steambarge King Ben left for up the bay, today, to load grain for Richardson & Sons.

The storm drum was exposed today, notifying mariners of an expected blow from the east.

The str. Glidden, with consort Aberdeen, Duluth to Kingston, cleared the Welland canal today.

The str. St. Andrew and consort Queen of the Lakes passed Sault Ste. Marie, bound up, this morning.

The tug Thomson, with three coal laden barges, arrived from Charlotte last night. The tow cleared for Montreal this morning.

The str. Bannockburn, with consorts Melrose and Selkirk, from Fort William, arrived at noon today with 166,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The strs. Wilhelm and Ketchum, with consorts, Kingston to upper lake ports, light, cleared the Welland canal today. The schr. Dunn, light, also got through, bound for Toledo.

The prop. Lake Michigan arrived in from Montreal this morning. The vessel was delayed nearly a day in the canal at Edwardsburg because of low water. She got aground several times, but no damage was done her.

All boats bound down for the past two days were delayed at the Welland canal on account of the lowness of the water caused by prevailing east winds. The str. Glidden and consort Aberdeen lightened to thirteen feet six inches and were then unable to get through. The water, last night, was only thirteen feet two inches two inches on the lock sill at Port Colborne. The str. Smith lightened to thirteen feet and got through all right.

The str. Corsican on her trip to Toronto on Saturday night encountered a dense fog, and was unable to make the entrance to the Murray canal. She was obliged to lay to for several hours, waiting for daylight. She made remarkably fast time from the canal to Toronto. She reached Swift's wharf at four o'clock, this morning, with a light passenger list, but a heavy cargo of freight. Her Montreal passengers were transferred to the str. Bohemian at Brockville, while the Corsican returns to Toronto, today, and will make her last trip this season on Wednesday, running through to Montreal. She will then go into winter quarters at Sorel.

p.4 Thousand Island Park, Sept. 28th - ....The Jessie Bain is the only steamer on the Alexandria Bay-Clayton route, making two round trips daily. (She) will make regular connection with the trains .....until Nov. 1st.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1896