The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1896

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The tug Active cleared for Montreal this morning with four grain laden barges.

The str. John Milne, Picton to Smith's Falls, with apples, touched at this port this morning.

The sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island, brought over 2,500 bushels of peas today for Richardson & Son.

The schr. Ballou, Napanee, discharged 3,600 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning.

The tow barge Valencia took on 25,000 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator today and left for Montreal.

The two cargoes of grain brought down by the whaleback str. Bartlett and her consorts are the largest ever brought into this port. On the trip down the tow averaged nine and a half miles an hour, which is considered excellent time. The machinery in the Bartlett is of English manufacture.

The whaleback str. E.B. Bartlett with 71,500 bushels of wheat, and her consort, barge No. 111, with 86,000 bushels of wheat, each drawing sixteen feet of water, safely entered this harbor under cover of darkness and tied up at the M.T. Co.'s dock without once touching bottom. These two cargoes are probably the largest ever brought here by individual crafts, and the fact that they got in safely in the dark with their deep draught speaks well for the advantage of Kingston harbor. The tug Active met the two outside the harbor and headed them into port. The cargo was as large as is usually brought down by three boats.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1896