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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1896

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The str. Petrel took aboard pilot Peter McGlade, of Rideau street, this city, yesterday, and cleared for Pictou, N.S.

The sloop Dandy loaded 3,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning and cleared for Washburn, on the Rideau canal.

The str. Bothnia will go into winter quarters at Garden Island as soon as her cargo of wheat is unloaded. She is at present at Portsmouth, where she is being stripped and her machinery dismantled.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal this morning with four light barges. She cleared again for the same port this afternoon with three barges, grain laden, having also in tow the pin flat Maria Stella.

The pin flat Maria Stella, after discharging her cargo of damaged grain at Clarke brothers' malt house, cleared for Prescott this morning in tow of the tug Jessie Hall. She will go into winter quarters at that port.

The steamer Rosemount, from Fort William with 67,000 bushels of wheat, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage at eight o'clock this morning. By three o'clock her cargo was discharged, and she cleared again for Fort William to reload.

The steamer Cuba went aground on a shoal four miles above Dickenson's Landing on Thursday. The Kingston & Montreal forwarding company's tug Reginald went to her assistance, and in endeavoring to get the steamer off the shoal broke her hawser and was compelled to return for a new one. Finally the Cuba was released, was taken in tow by the Reginald and was taken to Prescott, where her broken rudder was repaired.

p.4 Locating Sunken Ships - Mention was recently made of the raising of the cargo of the steamer Oconto, which sunk July 6th, 1886, in the St. Lawrence river, between Rocky island light and Thousand Island Park. Professor Carl E. Myers, of Frankfort, is interested in the enterprise, which is conducted by a company which is looking for other valuable wrecks in Lake Ontario. The method of locating the sunken ships is unique. Professor Myers or some other expert selects a section of a lake where it is thought some vessel has been stranded, and then, in a balloon, traverses the section in parallel lines a short distance apart. The balloon is navigated a hundred feet above the surface of the water, and the aeronaut can look down and see the shadow of the hull. A diver then ascertains what the cargo contains, and its value. If it looks as though it would pay, the company goes ahead and raises it.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1896