The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1897

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p.1 Capts. Melthor and Chestnut, Oswego, United States steamboat inspectors, are in the city for the purpose of inspecting the steamers Princess Louise and Pierrepont. Both steamers will be permitted to make their trips to Cape Vincent by the head of Wolfe Island.



The tug Fearless left today for Rideau canal ports with three coal laden barges.

The schooner Kate has arrived at Rathbun's wharf with coal for James Sowards.

The schooner Ballou cleared last night for Consecon to load peas for Richardson & Sons.

The steamers Tecumseh and Saturn, with consorts, are at Collins Bay discharging timber.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts, Ashtabula, timber, are discharging at Garden Island.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived last night from Montreal with four light barges for the M.T. Co.

The steamers Pueblo and Bannockburn, light, cleared last night for the west to reload for this port.

The schooner Acacia cleared from the spile dock today with a cargo of lumber for Oswego, N.Y.

The schooner Fabiola arrived from Charlotte today with a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The steamer Blanchard, Chicago, arrived this morning with 40,000 bushels of corn consigned to the M.T. Co.

The sloop Volunteer cleared from the spile dock this morning with a cargo of lumber and shingles for Cape Vincent.

The schooner Glad Tidings cleared from Rathbun & Co.'s wharf this morning with a cargo of lumber and shingles for Clayton.

The steamer Persia, from Toronto to Montreal, called at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning. She carried a large number of passengers and a heavy cargo of freight.

The R. & O. steamer Passport on her way from Toronto to Montreal, called at Swift's wharf this forenoon. She was delayed several hours by fog on the lake. The steamer Algerian, of the same line, called at Swift's wharf last night, going from Montreal to Toronto.

The tug Charley Ferris, of Oswego, N.Y., is towing barges between Kingston and Oswego, carrying lumber to the last named place and bringing coal back on each trip. She left here yesterday morning with two lumber laden barges, delivered the cargoes at Oswego and was back at Kingston at ten o'clock last night. Her captain considers that this establishes a record.

The steamers Bannockburn and Pueblo received quick despatch at the M.T. Co.'s elevators yesterday. The last named arrived at nine o'clock in the morning and the other steamer at two o'clock, their combined cargoes aggregating 131,500 bushels. This was entirely discharged in eight hours, and at nine o'clock last night both steamers pulled out and cleared for the upper lakes.

p.4 Wind Wafts - The steamer Nile with the barge Isis in tow, lumber laden, passed the Rathbun company's wharf today on the way from Ottawa to Deseronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1897