The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1897

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The sloop Maggie L. cleared last evening for Wolfe Island to load oats for this port.

The schooner Pilot cleared last evening for Amherst Island to load peas and oats for this port.

The schooner Echo, Napanee, today discharged 3,500 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The sloop Laura D., Bath, arrived this morning with 1,500 bushels of peas for Richardson & Sons.

The sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 1,800 bushels of peas and oats consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Newago arrived up from Prescott this morning and took in tow her consort Chicotah, which discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevator.

The tug Walker, Montreal, arrived last evening with three light barges, clearing again this morning for the same port with three barges, grain laden.

The steamer Spencer and consort Pennington, Duluth, were expected to arrive at Portsmouth today with 85,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the K. & M. F. company.

The water in the harbor is now at zero mark, having receded three inches since the 8th inst. It is still very high as compared with last season. At this time a year ago it was eighteen inches lower than at present.

A new blacksmith shop has been erected at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard. It is a large frame structure sheeted with rolled iron plates, and is built so as to afford comfort to the men employed therein as well as giving plenty of room for carrying on the work of the company.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Sept. 20th - Down: schooner Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Orion, Grand Marias to Collins Bay, timber; Algonquin, Duluth to Prescott, wheat.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 20th - Down: steamer Samoa, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge Celtic, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Cuba, Detroit to Montreal, general cargo; schooner Minnes, Pelee Island to Kingston, wheat; steamer Rugee, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Marquette, Cleveland to Prescott, corn.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1897