The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1897

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p.1 Ready To Go Through - Port Colborne, April 19th - The steamer Niko and barge Churchill arrived about 5:40 o'clock Saturday morning with corn from Chicago to Kingston, being the first arrival at port this spring. Both boats lightened at the elevator, taking out 8,000 to 10,000 bushels respectively to permit a draft of 14 feet. All boats will be allowed to pass through the canal drawing 14 feet, as the stage of water is much higher than last spring. The canal opens Tuesday morning.



Fires were lighted today under the boilers in the steamer Glengarry.

The steamer Princess Louise entered into commission today, running ferry service to Garden Island.

The directors of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company have declared a dividend of three per cent for the half year.

Yesterday the steamer Islander cleared for Clayton, and today began ferry service between Clayton and Alexandria Bay.

The storm signal at this port was exposed to view today for the first time this season, warning mariners of a heavy blow from the west.

The steamer Valeria, Capt. Joseph Dix, ran the Garden Island ferry on Saturday, the steamer Pierrepont being engaged on the Cape Vincent route.

The steamer Bannockburn cleared for Fort William on Saturday night, having in tow the schooner S.H. Dunn, commanded by Capt. James Dix. The Dunn is bound for Toledo to load timber.

The first arrivals at Garden Island this season were the steamer Calvin and consorts, the schooners Ceylon and Augustus. They entered port last evening, having aboard cargoes of timber from Toronto.

p.6 Lots To Come This Way - M.T. Co. to receive a large quantity of American grain.

General Paragraphs - The locomotive works company says the only conditions it asked with its tender for constructing Knapp's patent boat were half cash with the order, the balance when the craft was completed, and a guarantee of the standing of the company in the venture.

The sloop Hattie Ann, Deseronto, is at Wolfe Island with lumber for the Rathbun company.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1897