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

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The tug Thomson with four light barges arrived last evening from Montreal.

Charters made to Kingston from Chicago are steamers Samoa, Celtic, wheat, three and a half cents per bushel.

The steamer Glengarry with consort Minnedosa, Duluth, arrived last night with 81,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. company.

The barge Jennie Matthews, sunk at Brockville, will be raised by the Donnelly wrecking company. Work has already been started. The method of raising the boat is not yet known.

The barge Frontenac loaded 30,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator yesterday and cleared for Montreal. The barge Victor loaded 2,000 bushels of peas at the same elevator, also consigned to Montreal.

The steamer Street will be floated out of the government dry-dock tomorrow morning. A keel plate was secured from the Calvin company, which will greatly assist the steamer in reducing the time it would ordinarily take to complete repairs.

While bound down from Duluth on her recent trip the schooner Minnedosa sprang a leak, making water slightly around her stern. It is thought that upon discharging, a few bushels of wheat will be found damaged. The leak was caused by the seams opening, the caulking being old. It is thought the seams can be tightened without the Minnedosa being docked.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 4th - Down: steamers VanAllen, French River to Oswego, lumber; D.D. Calvin and barge, Superior to Prescott, wheat; Rosedale, Little Current to Deseronto, ties.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 4th - The lock bottom has been cleaned out and one lower gate will be in position tonight. The other lower gate can be placed probably by noon tomorrow.

Then the level has to be filled before they can get at the other two head gates, it being a three mile level. There can't possibly be any locking done before Wednesday night at the earliest calculations, but more likely Thursday or perhaps Friday. The following boats are here awaiting their turns: steamers Murphy, Lake Michigan, Inter-Ocean; barges Winslow, Aragon; steamer Smith.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1897