The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1897

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At 8:15 o'clock this morning the M.T. Co's barge Acadia, in tow of the tug Active, arrived up from the vicinity of Alexandria Bay, where she had been stranded on the rocks. A steam pump worked steadily keeping her hold free of water. The little corn remaining in her hold will be transferred into another barge and the Acadia will be docked for repairs.

A resident of Rockport, named Hunt, yesterday located the sunken barge Kinghorn. She lies at the bottom of the river almost opposite Rockport, and in eighty feet of water. Efforts will at once be made to raise and bring her to Kingston for repairs. The other barges in tow at the time of the accident, have been taken on down to Montreal.

The schooner Wayne, consort of the steamer Whitney, arrived at the M.T. Co's anchorage this morning with 50,000 bushels of corn from Chicago.

The steamer Wayne and consort Ashland, Chicago, are at the K. & M.F. Co's anchorage, Portsmouth, with 100,000 bushels of corn.

At James Ricardson & Sons' elevator three barges are loading oats, buckwheat and peas for Montreal.

p.4 Wind Wafts - The scow Maggie L. discharged, yesterday afternoon, a cargo of lumber brought from Trenton for the McRossie estate. She cleared last evening for Napanee, there to take on a cargo of grain for James Richardson & Sons.

The fog whistle at Tibbitt's Point is at work. It blows for three seconds every minute and a half. That does not sound very much to read about, but after being in reach of its tones and trying to sleep it won't be appreciated as much as it would if you should happen to be lost on the lake.


Marine Intelligence.

The steamer James Swift opens her season Monday, when she makes her initial trip to Ottawa.

The M.T. Co.'s steamer Bannockburn went into the government dry dock, for repairs, this morning.

The steamer Rosedale leaves today, for Buffalo, N.Y., to go into dry dock there for repairs to her hull.

The steamer Hero carried quite a large quantity of freight on her trip from Picton to Kingston this morning.

Notice was received here this morning to hoist the storm signal, warning mariners of an expected storm from the east or south-east.

The Wolfe Island ferry steamer Paul Smith, having undergone repairs and inspection at the government dry dock, recommenced her trips this morning.

Work on the steamer America is progressing rapidly at Davis' dry-dock, and it is expected that the vessel will be ready to go into commission on Wednesday next. A change is being made in the stern of the boat which will have the effect of decreasing the "wash" that follows her while she is under way, and which will result, also, in increasing her speed. The boat, besides having this alteration made, is having a new keelson placed in position and is undergoing a thorough overhauling.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1897