The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1897

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The schooner Wells, Oswego, arrived this morning with a cargo of pea coal for Folger Bros.

The schooner Jamieson, Colborne, is at Richardson & Sons' elevator with a cargo of buckwheat.

The pin flat Lisgar is loading 30,000 bushels of rye at Richardson & Sons' elevator for Montreal.

The schooner Ballou, Bath, is in port with a cargo of barley consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The sloop Madcap, Gananoque, arrived this morning with 3,000 bushels of barley for Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Nellie Hunter, light, cleared for Oswego last evening to load coal for Crawford & Co.

The sloop Laura D., South Bay, arrived this morning with a cargo of buckwheat consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer St. Lawrence, Chicago, arrived this morning with 62,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. Co.

The schooner Fleetwing is expected at Swift's wharf today with a cargo of coal from Charlotte, N.Y., for Swift & Co.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa arrived from Fort William this morning with 87,000 bushels of wheat.

The schooner Snow Bird, after discharging a cargo of coal at Crawford & Co.'s wharf, returned today to Oswego to reload for this port.

The schooner Fabiola is at the "spile" dock" taking on a cargo of lumber for Oswego, N.Y. On her return trip she will carry a cargo of coal for Swift & Co.

The steamer Denver arrived this morning with 50,500 bushels of corn for the M.T. Co. She is from Chicago. Her captain says the trip down was a pleasant one.

Cleared the Welland canal for this port: schooner Albatross, Cleveland, timber; schooner S.H. Dunn, Wawanosh, timber; schooner Cavalier, Toledo, timber; steamer Bothnia, Toledo, timber.

So far no effort has been put forth by the M.T. Co., towards raising the barge Kinghorn, sunk in nearly a hundred feet of water just below Rockport. The barge may be raised before the fall sets in.

Yesterday a local builder shipped the frame of a steam yacht to Cape Vincent for Joseph Reo. The little steamer when completed will be used for pleasure purposes and will be one of the fastest in these parts.

James Ramsay, an old salt water seaman, will fill the duties resting with the post of first mate on steamer America for the second season in succession. Mr. Ramsay has had a wide experience and is in every way qualified for such a responsible position.

The steamer Outhwaite has been liabled for $10,000 for damages occasioned to the Welland canal by the breaking of lock No. 7. The steamer's rudder was also broken and her stern damaged. It will take a greater part of the summer to complete repairs to the canal.

The steamer Kathodin, one of the largest steel steamers that comes down through the Welland canal, passed down today with wheat consigned to the Prescott elevator. A bet has been entered into by two local men that the steamer will not get clear of the river without meeting with an accident.

The work of fitting up the R. & O. steamer Spartan for her season's work is nearly finished. The steam fitters will complete their labors on her this evening or tomorrow forenoon and the vessel will make a trial run up the bay tomorrow afternoon. She will commence her season's trips on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, when she will leave Swift's wharf for Toronto.



Messrs. C.F. and H.H. Gildersleeve and a number of other prominent marine men waited upon the minister of canals and railroads yesterday, protesting against the compulsory closing of canals on Sunday as calculated to seriously hamper Canadian transportation interests.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1897