The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1897

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The steamer Rosemount, light, cleared last evening for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

The tug Walker arrived from Montreal last evening with three light barges and cleared again with six grain laden.

The steamer Spencer and consort Pennington, light, from this port, passed through the Welland canal yesterday bound for Chicago.

The steamer Nicaragua, with consorts Grampion, Paisley and Low, from Duluth, with 225,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. company, arrived in port this morning.

The steamer Bannockburn, from Fort William, with nearly 76,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. Co., arrived this morning. The wheat was nearly all No. 1 hard.

The schooner Fleetwing has discharged her cargo of coal at Swift's wharf and will tomorrow be loaded with railway ties at the "spile" dock for shipment to Charlotte, N.Y. On her return trip she will carry a cargo of coal for Swift & Co.

Buffalo marine inspectors will convene to take action on the objection raised to the pin flats engaged in the St. Lawrence river grain freight. It is held that they are not fit for grain and the companies are trying to drive them out of business.

R. Chestnut and J.R. Molther, Oswego, N.Y., United States inspectors of hulls and boilers, are in the city for the purpose of inspecting the boats of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company and those of the St. Lawrence river steamboat company. These boats are looked over annually by the United States inspectors.

p.4 Wind Wafts - The schooner Fabiola unloaded a consignment of iron at the locomotive works wharf yesterday, and today the remainder of her cargo - coal - is being unloaded at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

p.6 First Large Raft Of Season - Bay City, Mich., May 19th - The tug Traveller has arrived with the first large raft of the season from Georgian Bay. It brought over three and a half million feet of logs, which will be distributed among the various mills here. Another raft about as large is now on the way here. The Bay City lumbermen who own Canadian pine are rushing operations.

General Paragraphs - W.T. Prittie, steward of the R. & O. steamer Algerian, left for Sorel, P.Q., last evening on the steamer Hamilton.

Joseph Boyd, assistant steward of the steamer Corsican, started for Sorel, P.Q., with half his crew, last evening, to fit out the vessel named.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1897