The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1897

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The tug Walker arrived from Montreal this morning with three light barges.

The M.T. company's barge Jennie is in Davis' dry dock receiving general repairs.

The tug Thomson, with five barges, light, arrived up from Montreal this morning.

The schooner Pilot cleared yesterday for Bay of Quinte ports to load grain for this port.

The schooner Kate, Oswego, arrived last evening with 250 tons of coal for Crawford & Co.

The steamer Bothnia, timber laden, from Toledo, is due to arrive at Garden Island today.

Cockburn & Sons have completed the task of placing a new boiler in the tug Thistle.

The schooner Dunn and Cavalier, Toledo, are at Garden Island with timber for the Calvin Co.

The Calvin Co.'s third raft, containing nine drams of timber, left Garden Island today for Quebec.

The guard lock at the Cardinal canal is in use, giving a sufficient depth of water to the canal at that point.

The tug Thomson cleared this morning for Montreal with four barges laden with 100,000 bushels of grain.

The tug Walker will clear tomorrow morning for Montreal with four barges laden with 100,000 bushels of grain.

The tug Antelope came up from Cornwall last night with two "pin flats," which are being laden with grain at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The sloop Laura D. arrived from Wellington yesterday afternoon and discharged a cargo of oats and buckwheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The barge Wheatbin made her first trip of the season today, forming one of the tug Thomson's tow. During the past winter she was rebuilt.

The steamer Rosemount, light, passed up through the Welland canal yesterday, bound for Fort William to load wheat for the M.T. Co. at this port.

The steamers Elfinmere, Duluth; Glengarry and consorts, Fort William; Servia and Moravia, Duluth, all wheat laden for this port, got through the Welland canal yesterday.

Richardson & Sons are loading 25,000 bushels of peas, 20,000 bushels of oats and 11,000 bushels of buckwheat in two pin flats, which will be taken to Montreal by the tug Antelope.

The steamer Elfinmere arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf last evening, with a cargo of wheat from Duluth, Minn. As she entered the dock she grounded, the water being only about fourteen feet deep and the vessel's draught being sixteen and a half feet. She "backed off" without much difficulty, however, and anchored some distance. Capt. D. Wilson, of this vessel, was recently suspended from duty at Duluth, for thirty days, for racing the Elfinmere in the canal with the steamer Langell, Capt. C. Black, who was also suspended for a like period.

p.4 The Evidence Taken Here - The examination of witnesses in the Arabian-Minnedosa case was concluded yesterday afternoon. Capt. T. Donnelly and E. Charles, Deseronto, were examined after lunch. The case will be tried at Duluth, as it was there the insurance companies seized the steamer Arabian, allowing her to depart under bond. Capt. Fairgrave, Hamilton, owner of the Arabian, was present at the examination. The trend of the evidence went to show that the damage to the Minnedosa was due to the carelessness on the part of those in charge of the Arabian.

To Have A Yacht Built - W.C. Kent has given W. Robinson an order to build a small yacht, on similar lines to the Hustler, built by Henry Cunningham, and now owned by A.H. Macnee. The new flyer will sail in the twenty-seven foot class, will be thirty-two feet over all; twenty-four feet on the water-line, with eight feet beam. She will be built for speed.

The Dates Arranged - The regatta committee of the lake yacht racing association has decided on these dates for the summer circuit: Cobourg, Thursday, July 15th; Kingston, Monday, 19th; Charlotte, Friday, 23rd; Hamilton, Tuesday, 27th; Toronto, Thursday, 29th; Niagara, Saturday, 31st. On the way across the lake the fleet will stop at Oswego, where the yachtsmen will be entertained by the clubmen there.

p.8 General Paragraphs - The steamer Bannockburn left the government dry dock at five o'clock this morning, and cleared for Charlotte, N.Y., to coal up. After having taken on her complement of coal she will proceed to Fort William to load grain for this port.

The M.T. company's barge Jennie was taken to the government dry dock after the Bannockburn had been floated out this morning and she is now undergoing repairs that will necessitate her stay there for several days.

A Staunch Craft - The work of adding new frames to the steamer America has been finished. Twenty new frames have been put in amidships, doubling the number previously put in, and strengthening the hull to just the same extent. New keelsons were placed under the boiler and engine, removing all possible unsteadiness and making the America one of the staunchest crafts on the river.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1897