The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1897

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p.1 The Dates Changed - The lake yacht racing association has been obliged to alter its dates for the summer circuit owing to the Rochester, N.Y., club dropping out. The dates now named and approved of for the circuit are: Kingston, Monday, July 19th; Cobourg, Friday, July 23rd; Toronto, Tuesday, July 27th; Hamilton, Thursday, July 29th; Niagara, Saturday, July 31st.

Death of a Captain - Prescott, June 29th - Capt. John S. Miller, died suddenly of heart disease... Capt. Miller was well and favorably known among the marine fraternity along the St. Lawrence river. He was in the employ of Calvin & Breck, of Kingston, for many years and later in that of the lumbering firm of Wilson & Edsell, of Port Hope. He leaves a family of four children, all grown up.



The steamer Hero reached Swift's wharf today with a full passenger list from Picton.

The steambarge John S. Parsons is discharging a cargo of coal at Swift's steam hoist.

The steamer Blanchard, Toledo, corn laden, is on her way down Lake Ontario, bound for this port.

The steamer Bannockburn , Fort William, is at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage with 79,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Pueblo, Chicago, 53,000 bushels of corn, arrived this morning at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage.

The R. & O. steamer Spartan called at Swift's wharf this morning on her way from Toronto to Montreal.

The steamer Saturn and consorts, Serpent River, timber, passed through the Welland canal today, bound for Collins Bay.

The schooner Fleetwing, lumber laden, cleared last night for Oswego. She will be docked there and return to this port with coal.

The steamers Niagara, Ontanagon, D.D. Calvin and consorts, Ashland, timber laden, are expected to arrive at Garden Island today.

The steamer Pierrepont carried a large consignment of wool over to Cape Vincent yesterday. There were many tons of fleece in the consignment, which was made by Richardson Bros. and P. Lyons.



The Kingston Elevator and Transit Co. is making active preparations for beginning the work of erecting the much-talked-of grain elevator here. The company has secured the dry-dock site and Walter Lamb, of this city, is busily engaged selecting timber to be used in the construction of the building. Already he has secured over 1,000 pieces of first grade oak timber. A telegram was received here this morning, by the Messrs. Mooers, from the leading firm of Chicago elevator contractors, stating that an architect in the company's employ had started this morning for Kingston and that he will arrive here tomorrow to prepare the plans for the structure. Work will be commenced as soon as possible and will be pushed rapidly ahead, the company's intention being to have the structure completed early in the autumn.

p.6 Snips - The sloop Glad Tidings is loading shingles at Rathbun & Co.'s wharf for Clayton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1897