The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1897

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The schooner Katie Eccles, light, cleared this morning for Oswego.

The tug Bronson, with two light barges, arrived this morning from Montreal.

The schooner Nellie Hunter, Oswego, is at Booth & Co.'s wharf with 375 tons of stove coal.

The tug Walker, with six grain laden barges containing 125,000 bushels, cleared this morning for Montreal.

The schooner Echo, Colborne, arrived this morning with 3,700 bushels of wheat consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, Toledo, is on her way down the lake with corn consigned to Richardson & Sons.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: steamer Persia, Montreal; steamer Ocean, Hamilton; steamer Waterlily, Picton; steamer Cuba, Montreal; steamer Melbourne, Toledo.

On Saturday 208,000 bushels of grain arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage. This was all discharged with dispatch and this morning was en route to Montreal in barges.

The steamer Bannockburn, Chicago, arrived on Saturday with 65,000 bushels of corn. After discharging at the M.T. Co.'s elevators she cleared again this morning for the same port.

The schooner Pilot, Amherst Island, discharged 3,000 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator on Saturday. She is now tied up in the slip at the foot of Princess street awaiting a charter.

The R. & O. steamer Passport will clear this evening for Picton, Rednersville, Rossmore and neighboring ports to bring the different companies of the 16th battalion to the Barriefield camp.

The steamer Servia, 70,000 bushels, and consort McEwen, 63,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage on Saturday. After discharging they cleared again this morning.

Officers of the R. & O. Co.'s steamer Corsican say that on her last trip up from Montreal the steamer made a fast run. Leaving Montreal three hours behind scheduled time, she made her usual stops and arrived at Swift's wharf twenty minutes ahead of time.

The R. & O. steamer Columbian cleared for Montreal early on Sunday morning with her new searchlight working satisfactorily. On her arrival at Montreal president Forget, of the R. & O. company, will give a party of his friends a sail down the St. Lawrence in her. Steward F.M. Hepburn went down to cater for the party.

The steamer Rosedale has been temporarily laid up in the slip at the foot of Earl street. Upon arriving here on Friday last to receive one of her connecting rods, which was repaired at the locomotive works, the discovery was made that two other rods were broken, which would necessitate some delay in making repairs. This fact, coupled with the dullness of trade, decided her owners to lay the steamer up for a while. Consequently the crew with the exception of the captain and engineer were paid off on Saturday.

p.4 Wind Wafts - Capt. T. Donnelly inspected the Columbian on Saturday afternoon and found everything in first-class condition.

The R. & O. steamer Columbian made her trial trip on Saturday evening and gave every satisfaction. New steering gear has been placed on the vessel, the old wire gear having been changed for chains, and the change proved in every way satisfactory.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1897