The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1896

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The schr. Katie Eccles cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal.

The str. E.B. Hall, Chicago, corn; Niagara, Port Huron, peas, are expected here today.

The schr. Annie Minnes cleared, light, this morning for Colborne to load wheat for this port.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes, Pelee Island, arrived last night with wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa cleared at noon today for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: str. Alexandria, Brighton; str. Cuba, Montreal, and str. Melbourne, Port Colborne.

The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal last night with five light barges and cleared for the same port at noon today with six barges grain laden.

The tug Active arrived from Montreal last night with four barges, light, and cleared this morning with two to load coal at Oswego for this port.

The schrs. Selkirk and Melrose, consorts of the str. Bannockburn, are at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage grain laden. Barges could not be spared from the river trade to unload them.

The Wolfe Island Ferry - The tender for the Wolfe Island ferry asked for by the Wolfe Island township council has been awarded to Capt. Craig. The St. Lawrence river steamboat company, which has held the contract for over twenty years, declined to tender under present conditions, as there is no money in the traffic. The contract is for seven years.

The Ferry Fares - Under the ferry contract closed today with Capt. T.J. Craig, the fare to Kingstonians summering on Wolfe Island, Wolfe Island scholars and apprentices will be five cents for the round trip. Tickets for islanders making trips to the city will be sold as low as seven cents apiece.

Incidents of the Day - Harbor master McCammon reports the water in the harbor to be thirteen inches below the zero mark. It is not as low by a foot as it was at the same period last year.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1896