The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Steamboat inspector Thompson is preparing his annual report. Details of the inspection , etc., of 154 vessels are included.


The tug Active with eight grain-laden barges cleared for Montreal last night.

The str. D.D. Calvin cleared this morning for Lake Superior ports to load timber.

The schr. Echo will load 3,500 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator for Picton.

The strs. Morley, Duluth, wheat, and Aragon, Chicago, corn, are en route to this port to discharge.

The str. King Ben loaded 7,500 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning and cleared for Montreal.

The sloop Laura D. discharged 2,500 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning. She loaded at Wolfe Island.

The str. Shickluna was released from the beach above Fish Point in Lake Huron, where she was stranded. The barge St. Louis was stripped and abandoned.

p.4 St. Lawrence Steamer Burned - Ogdensburg, Oct. 6th - The str. Spencer Meade, owned by Capt. Fleming, was burned to the water's edge at the ship yard docks, Monday.

A Good Time - had at yacht club smoker after regular monthly meeting; house to be kept open all winter.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1896