The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1897

Full Text

p.1 Water Let In - Cornwall, May 1st - The water was let into Cornwall canal at an early hour this morning. The tug Dunbar passed up about 10:30 a.m. but no vessels have yet come down. The big fleet which is detained at the head of the canal is expected down at any time during the day.



The tug Jessie Hall, with four barges, corn laden, cleared last night for Montreal.

The schooner Ballou, light, cleared for Belleville this morning to load peas for this port.

The tug Beaver, in command of captain John Martin, cleared this morning for the Cornwall canal.

The schooner Albatross, Toledo to Garden Island with timber, passed through the Welland canal this morning.

The tug Active with consort Selkirk, light, cleared for Charlotte last night to load soft coal for the M.T. Co.

Three barges grain laden, from Richardson & Sons' elevator, cleared for Montreal this morning in tow of the tug Antelope.

The sloop Madcap is discharging a cargo of buckwheat, picked up at Bay of Quinte ports, at James Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The steamer Cadillac, after discharging her cargo of corn at the M.T. Co.'s plant, cleared this morning, light, for the Welland canal.

A steam boiler is being constructed at the locomotive works for the steam yacht Sophia, owned by Nicholas Henderson. It is expected the new boiler will materially increase the speed of the yacht.

The sloop Idlewild arrived from Stone Mills yesterday with a load of sand for George Wilson, contractor. After discharging this she cleared for Gananoque to load brick for this port, for the same contractor.

Owing to the easterly and north-east winds prevailing yesterday, the steamer Viko (sic - Niko ?) and consort Churchill, bound from Oswego to upper lake ports with coal, and drawing fourteen feet of water, grounded on the mitre sill of a Welland canal lock at Port Colborne. There was only thirteen feet, eight inches of water covering the sill. After several hours of struggling, tugs pulled the stranded boats off after the water had risen a little. No damage was occasioned.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
1 May 1897
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1897