The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1897

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About thirty boats are delayed at the Welland canal by the break.

The schooner Nellie Hunter cleared today for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The tug Bronson went into the government dry dock yesterday, to have her wheel repaired.

The schooner Burton arrived last evening from Charlotte with 350 tons of soft coal screenings for Crawford & Co.

The sloop Idlewild, Gananoque, has discharged a cargo of sand at the foot of Princess street for a local contractor.

The steamer Columbian did not reach Kingston, bringing back the I.O.O.F. excursionists to Belleville, until two o'clock this morning.

While picking up a light barge at Brockville the steambarge Aberdeen got a bow rope caught in her wheel and had trouble in getting free again.

The schooner Grantham is discharging a cargo of coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf. She will clear for Oswego tonight to carry 700 tons of coal here for the company named.

Capt. McDonald, of the schooner Porter, which came into port yesterday, had not been in Kingston for fourteen years. In former days he sailed on the schooner Prince Albert, owned by Folger Bros., and that sailed on United States waters.

News of the World - The repairs to the Welland canal, damaged by the steamer Britannic, will be completed today and traffic will be resumed on Friday.


Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Aug. 11th - Down: steamers Rosemount, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; Rugee, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; Escanaba, Chicago to Ogdensburg, wheat.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 11th - Nothing can be ascertained yet as to when the break will be fixed up and locking begin again. By tomorrow night it may be so that the day could be named. So far the work has been going on, clearing the stones and rubbish that collects on the bottom and at the mitre sill, but it looks as if locking ought to take place by Saturday morning or perhaps sooner. There are now twelve steamers and barges this side of the break.

p.3 Waupoos, Aug. 10th - ...The schooner Mist, of Oswego, captain Joseph Mills, is in the harbor seeking fish for the Oswego market....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1897