The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1896

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The str. Hamilton called at Swift's wharf on her down trip last night.

The tug Active arrived from Prescott last night with a tow of barges, light.

The strs. St. Lawrence, Duluth, wheat, and Arabian, Chicago, are expected to arrive here tonight.

The str. Morley, from Duluth, with 62,000 bushels of wheat, arrived this morning for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Tradewind, from Port Hope, arrived this morning with 8,134 bushels of peas for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Fleetwing clears from Swift's wharf this morning for Oswego, N.Y., to load coal for J. Swift & Co.

The barge Maggie Francis, which broke away from the tug Col. By during the big blow last week, is still ashore at Belle's Island. Workmen are trying to raise her.

Capt. T. Donnelly this morning received a telegram stating that the cargo of the wrecked propeller Shickluna is being disposed of at East Tawas, Mich., by Capt. J.J. Reardon, acting on behalf of C.A. Macdonald & Co., of Chicago, the underwriters.

Capt. Shaw, of the schr. Fleetwing, expects to be busy until Nov. 1st. During the summer months the schooner has carried twenty-two tons (sic) of coal out of Oswego to this port. Long delays have resulted in a loss of money. The delays were caused by contrary winds and scarcity of coal.

p.4 Off For Detroit - East Tawas, Mich., Oct. 7th - The Canadian steamer Shickluna, recently released from the beach at Fish Point, has left for Detroit in tow of the tug Thomson. The owners of her consort, the St. Louis, have stripped and abandoned their boat.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1896