The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1897

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fleetwing is lying at the Mutual dock waiting to take her place at Swift's coal hoist, to be unloaded of her cargo of coal.

The Boats On Their Routes - Gananoque, April 26th - ....Captain Dix, with the steamer Valeria, arrived here yesterday, and will begin ferrying between here and Clayton today. The boat will make two trips daily, leaving here at 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and returning leaving Clayton at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Capt. Cook is endeavoring to secure a steamer of about fifty tons to put on the route between here and Ogdensburg.


The steamer Bannockburn, Toledo, corn, is expected to arrive in port tonight.

The steamer Algonquin, Port Huron, is on the way down to this port with a cargo of peas.

The schooner Ashland, Chicago, corn laden, is due to arrive in port tomorrow morning.

The schooner Pilot cleared this morning for Napanee to load buckwheat for Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Acacia, Oswego, 400 tons of hard coal, arrived this morning for R. Crawford & Co.

The Welland canal closed down at twelve o'clock Saturday night and was not opened till twelve o'clock Sunday night, the twenty-four hours of Sabbath being strictly observed.

Capt. Martin left, this morning, for Ogdensburg, N.Y., to take charge, for the season, of the tug Mira (Myra ?). William Sughrue accompanied him, and will occupy the position of first mate.

The K. & M. company's tug Reginald went ashore at Nine Mile Point, in the fog on Saturday afternoon, on her way to her homeport, Portsmouth. She was pulled off by the steamer Parthia.

The schooner Fabiola is loading lumber at the K. & P. dock for shipment to Oswego, N.Y. Other vessels will be engaged in this trade until the lumber stored here has all been conveyed to the border port.

The M.T. company sent down three tugs, Bronson, Walker and Glide with twenty barges having aboard half a million bushels of corn and wheat. It is expected the St. Lawrence canals will open tomorrow, if so these barges will be the first through.

On Saturday the tugs Walker and Thompson with barge Colborne and seventy-five men went to the rescue of the stranded steamer J.J. Hill, ashore half a mile west of Long Point. The steamer was laden with 47,000 bushels of corn, consigned from Chicago to Prescott. She was lightened 18,000 bushels, after which she was pulled off the shoal quite easily, apparently none the worse for her experience. Sunday afternoon the tugs, barges and steamer Hill steamed into port, and this morning the Hill proceeded on down to Prescott.

Following are the clearances of grain that have already been made from Chicago, and that are now heading for this port: Steamer Samoa, 53,570 bushels of corn; steamer G.B. Owen, 50,850 bushels of corn; schooner Churchill, 70,000 bushels of corn; steamer W.P. Ketcham, 58,000 bushels of corn; steamer Celtic, 48,721 bushels of corn; steamer D.C. Whitney, 63,278 bushels of corn; schooner Wayne, 53,000 bushels of corn; schooner Ashland, 65,150 bushels of corn; schooner Plymouth, 50,850 bushels of corn. The total amount of grain on the way to Kingston, as will be seen, is 513,419 bushels, while the total amount on the way to Prescott from Chicago is 644,469, or 121,050 bushels more than the total for Kingston. From this it may easily be seen how much greater Kingston's grain trade will be when the elevator has been erected here.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1897