The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1897

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The schooner Grantham is being fitted up preparatory to the season's business.

The schooners Queen of the Lakes, Fabiola and Fleetwing are unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

The steamer America was towed down to Davis' dry dock this morning to have the seams in her hull caulked.

The steamer Nicaragua and consort Paisley arrived from Chicago this morning with 100,000 bushels of corn. The Paisley's cargo was consigned to the M.T. Co. The Nicaragua cleared for Prescott.

When in the Welland canal the schooner Owen, bound down, and the steamer Algonquin, bound up, collided. The rail of the Owen was smashed. The damage is not great. The Algonquin was not injured.

The steamer Samoa and consort Celtic, 110,000 bushels of corn from Chicago, arrived in port this morning. The steamer's cargo was consigned to the K. & M. F. Co., Portsmouth, and that in the schooner to the M.T. Co.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The first cargo of anthracite coal for the season has been unloaded at Craig & Co.'s wharf.

The Calvin company's steamer Bothnia arrived at Garden Island, from Toronto, this morning, with a cargo of timber.

The steamer North King was taken to the government dry dock yesterday, to have her smoke-stack hoisted. She will be brought back to Swift's wharf this afternoon.

The Calvin company dispatched a timber raft containing 150,000 feet of oak and elm timber from Garden Island to Quebec yesterday. This was the first raft sent out this season by the company.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1897