The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1896

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The tug Walker, with five grain laden barges, cleared for Montreal yesterday.

The schr. Singapore, Detroit, discharged 12,000 bushels of peas at the M.T. Co.'s elevators yesterday.

The steam barge Maggie May and consort discharged 300 cords of wood at Wolfe Island for the Rathbun Co. today.

The str. Princess Louise with Donnelly Bros.' wrecking outfit aboard and towing the pinflat raised near Cornwall, arrived in port this morning.

The str. King Ben is expected in from Montreal today.She carries a heavy cargo of merchandise, and has been looked for here for a couple of days.

This morning Richardson & Sons loaded 10,000 bushels of oats, 8,000 bushels of wheat and 3,000 bushels of peas into the barge Colborne for Montreal.

The schr. Collier, Port Dalhousie, arrived yesterday with a cargo of apples consigned to Montreal. She left last evening in tow of the tug Walker.

The str. Bothnia, which left Fort William two days after the str. Acadia, arrived at Port Huron this morning. No word has yet been received of the missing Acadia.

The sloops Echo, 3,000 bushels of oats, Monitor, 2,000 bushels of oats, Madcap, 1,000 bushels of barley, all from Wolfe Island, arrived at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning.

The str. Monteagle, after discharging her cargo of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, cleared for Oswego to load coal for Duluth. The steamer will make another round trip before the season closes.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. has offered Capt. Craig a light draught steamer for the Wolfe Island ferry and also the captaincy of the str. Passport for next season if he can arrange with someone to take his place on the ferry during the summer months. The captain has carried off any honors offered by the company during the past five seasons. He has had command of the Passport and his services are certainly appreciated by offers of the above nature.

Believed She's Lost.

Toronto, Nov. 12th - No word has been received of the missing prop. Acadia from Fort William last Wednesday with 26,000 bushels of wheat for Ogilvie, of Montreal, and it is practically admitted she must have gone down in last week's storm.

The anxiety in regard to the safety of the str. Acadia and her crew intensifies every hour, and during yesterday and today the owners of the steamer, R.O. and F.B. Mackay, have received many telegraphic enquiries for news of the boat. The Mackay Bros. have heard nothing from the steamer, but still think that she may have run into some sheltered place for safety from the storm or that she had been disabled and delayed in consequence.

p.4 Chaumont, N.Y., Nov. 9th - .....The Emma, a schooner owned here, is now in Sackett's Harbor. Pearl Phelps, who is captain of her, and one of his crew, spent Sunday at home....The John S. Parsons, which went to Peninsula on Saturday to get the Fred Wells off from the shore, where she was blown some time ago, has arrived in port again....

General Paragraphs - The rye in the barge Maria Stella, raised from the bottom of the river near Cornwall, has been bought by Clarke Bros., malsters, and the cargo is now being discharged at the malt house. About 7,000 bushels of rye remained in the barge.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1896