The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1897

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p.1 The tug Reginald arrived with two barges laden with 2,500 bags of salt for James Redden and A. McLean, to the K. & M. Forwarding Co.'s wharf this morning. Three barges, light, were detached from the tow and left at Ogdensburg, N.Y., to load 100,000 bushels of corn for Montreal.



The schooner Acacia is unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

The schooner John Shute, Toledo, is in port with 650 tons of soft coal for Booth & Co.

The schooner Nellie Hunter is at Crawford & Co.'s wharf with 275 tons of coal from Oswego.

The schooner Fleetwing arrived from Charlotte, N.Y., last night, with a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The schooner H.M. Ballou, Wellington, is in port with 4,000 bushels of barley consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Fabiola cleared on Saturday night, from the "spile" dock, with a cargo of lumber for Oswego, N.Y.

The schooner S.H. Dunn passed through the Welland canal today, bound from Toledo to Garden Island with timber.

The sloop Laura D. loaded 1,500 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning and cleared for Consecon.

The steamer Nichols brought a cargo of angle iron from Dexter, N.Y., for the new composite barge, building by the M.T. Co.

The tug Thomson, Montreal, arrived yesterday with three light barges. She cleared again this morning with five, grain laden.

The tug Bronson, with five light barges, arrived from Montreal yesterday. She cleared again for the same port with four grain laden.

The steamer Rosemount arrived yesterday from Fort William with 79,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co. She cleared this morning for the same port, having in tow the barge Melrose.

The R. & O. steamers Passport and Algerian called at Swift's wharf yesterday. The Passport was on her way from Toronto to Montreal, and the Algerian was going in the opposite direction.

The R. & O. steamer Columbian carried about 250 excursionists from Gananoque for Oswego, N.Y., this morning. She called at Swift's wharf on the way to her destination and about fifty Kingstonians went aboard.


The New Steamer Line.

[N.Y. Tribune]

The steamer America on Wednesday the 7th will make its first trip down the St. Lawrence from Clayton to Montreal by daylight, in connection with the New York Central and Hudson River railroad, the principal St. Lawrence terminus of which is at Clayton. The boat will run every other day, and will shoot the rapids. The America is a new steel boat. The St. Lawrence steamboat company, which operates a large fleet of boats in connection with the New York Central, and which owns the America, is to build two additional boats to be put on the route with the America next year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1897