The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1896

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The Canadian government steamer Petrel is on fishing grounds off Erie, Pa., and reports are current that several of the Erie boats have been captured. The tug Boyd is missing at noon.


The schr. Pilot arrived light this morning from Prescott.

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

The schr. Katie Eccles cleared last night for Colborne to load rye for Toronto.

The str. Bannockburn and consorts entered the Welland canal today bound down with wheat.

The str. Parthia, of the ferry service, was one hour late on her trip from Garden Island to Kingston this morning.

The schr. Pilot and sloop Laura D. will load wheat at James Richardson & Sons' elevator for Picton and Glenora.

The sloop Monitor, from Napanee, arrived this morning with 1,800 bushels of peas for Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The schr. Fisher, from Belleville, discharged 5,600 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator today, and cleared, light, for the west.

The sloop Idlewild, from Wolfe Island, discharged 1,000 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning, and cleared again for Glenora with 1,000 bushels of wheat.

It has been found necessary to put an entirely new bottom in the str. Pierrepont. The work will keep her in dry dock for about two weeks. John Marks is superintending the improvements.

p.4 The str. Parthia, not the Princess Louise, will replace the str. Pierrepont on the ferry route to Garden Island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1896