The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1897

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - Capt. McGrath, an old lake captain, is dead at his home near Throoptown. He sailed the lake until 1881, when he accepted command of a river tug, Jessie Hall. He was seventy-six years old. One daughter survives.


The M.T. Co.'s barge Alberta was floated out of the government dry dock last night.

The schooner Rooney, Charlotte, arrived this morning with a cargo of coal for Booth & Co.

The schooner Pilot, Napanee, arrived this morning with 2,500 bushels of oats and peas, consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The tug Bronson, Montreal, arrived last night with four light barges, clearing again this morning for the same port with four barges grain laden.

The schooner Annie Minnes, Pelee Island, this morning discharged 8,000 bushels of wheat and 2,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The steamer Princess Louise towed the schooner Grantham from the M.T. company's long wharf to the railway mutual wharf yesterday. If the Grantham does not receive a charter she will go into winter quarters in the berth she at present occupies.

The steamer Algonquin, Capt. James McMaugh, steamed into port yesterday afternoon, having aboard 82,000 bushels of wheat, No. 1 hard, northern. She loaded at Fort William and carried her record-breaking cargo on a draught of sixteen feet. It is the largest grain cargo ever brought into this port. The steamer had no difficulty in making the harbor.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Sept. 22nd - Down: steamer Street and barges, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; Hill, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Bothnia, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 22nd - Down: steamer Algonquin, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; steamer James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

p.4 Wind Wafts - The M.T. Co.'s barge Alberta was floated out of the government dry-dock yesterday afternoon, having undergone extensive repairs. The tug Active will enter the dock today.



Toronto, Sept. 23rd - The suit of the Great Northern Transit company against the various insurance companies concerned in the destruction by fire of the steamer Baltic in September, 1896, at Collingwood, is being heard at the civil assizes today. The companies interested and the amounts of the respective policies are: National Alliance, $2,500; London, $2,500; National, $1,500; Atlas, $2,500; Keystone, $1,000; Commercial Union, $2,000; Waterloo Mutual, $1,500. The companies claimed that the burned vessel was in a rotten and unseaworthy condition when destroyed and that the transit company did not indicate to them at the time of the issuance of the policies all the facts, and dispute their liability to meet the policies.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1897