The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1897

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The tug Active is in the government dry-dock receiving a new wheel.

The schooner Dunn, Toledo, is at Garden Island with a cargo of timber.

The steamer Algonquin expected to clear this afternoon for Fort William.

The schooner Nellie Hunter cleared this morning for Milford to go into winter quarters.

The steamer Bothnia, Fort William, was due to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage this afternoon with a cargo of wheat.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 23rd - Down: steamer C.A. Street, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge J. Godfrey, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge J.B. Lozeen (Lozen ?), Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Bothnia, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Colborne, Sept. 23rd - Down: steamers St. Andrews, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; Elfinmere, Chicago0 to Prescott, wheat; Prestigo, Emerson to Ogdensburg, lumber; Tecumseh and barge, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; Pueblo, Norwalk, Chicago to Ogdensburg, wheat; Business, Cleveland to Prescott, wire.

Steamers passing through the locks are grounding on the mitre sill, the north-westerly wind blowing the water to thirteen feet five inches on the sill. Boats drawing fourteen feet are detained till the water raises to allow them to pass through the lock. The steamer Pueblo with the assistance of three tugs managed to get through. The barge Choctow, consort of the steamer Newayago, was minus her rudder passing up today and has proceeded to Port Huron for repairs.

Board of Works - ....Capt. Gaskin and B.M. Britton, Q.C., M.P., solicitor for the M.T. company, were present, and asked for permission to build the proposed grain elevator outside the present long wharf at the north side of the foot of Queen street. It was decided that the members of the board meet tomorrow and view the site.


Want The Line Extended.

The M.T. Co. has requested that the harbor line be extended beyond the east end of the long wharf at the foot of Queen street, whereat the harbor line now ends. The company desires to locate its new elevator outside the long wharf, where it is possible to drive spiles. It is impossible to build the elevator on the wharf because the crib work is stone filled and it would be impossible to drive spiles through the filling. As the wharf at present exists it is not strong enough nor fit to contain the elevator. The board of works will look over the site and prepare a report for the council.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The storm signal, which for many years occupied a site on the ferry wharf, has been removed to the dry dock, where in future it will be exposed as a warning to sailors of an approaching storm. The new site is the best in the harbor for the purpose.

The tug Active broke two flanges of her wheel and was in the dry dock today taking on another. The old ring had to be split before it could be got off the shaft. The steamer Orion goes into dock tomorrow, and one of the government steamers follows on Monday.

Fire On Garden Island - store owned by Calvin company caught fire in oil room; probable loss $4,000, no insurance.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1897