The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1897

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A new smokestack has ben placed in position on the steamer North King.

The steamer America is having her new steel frame completed in Davis' dry-dock.

The steamer J.E. Hall, Oswego, arrived last evening with 300 tons of coal for R. Crawford & Co.

The government dry-dock was unoccupied yesterday for the first time since it was opened this spring.

Work of caulking the M.T. Co.'s barges is being prosecuted with all speed. The barges were manned this morning.

Chief engineer E. Taylor and his assistant, J. Noble, together with two firemen, are at work on the engines in the steamer Spartan.

A consignment of bargemen and raftsmen from Valleyfield and Montreal arrived in the city last night for the M.T. and Calvin companies.

In today's canal report six cargoes of corn passed through that waterway consigned to Prescott. Three only were consigned to Kingston.

It is expected the St. Lawrence canals will open for navigation next Monday. The Montreal board of trade has requested that they open not later than that day.

The steamer Ketcham and consort Owen, Chicago, with 110,850 bushels of corn, arrived last night for the M.T. Co. The task of discharging was begun this morning.

The steamer Niko dropped off the schooner Churchill at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage this morning and proceeded on down to Prescott. The Churchill has over 50,000 bushels of corn aboard from Chicago.

F.M. Hepburn will this season occupy the post of steward on the R. & O. N. Co.'s steamer Spartan, which he has so long held to the entire satisfaction of his employers and passengers and with credit to himself. Three of his former pupils will hold similar positions on three other of the R. & O. N. Co.'s steamers - the Corsican, the Passport and the Algerian.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1897