The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1897

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The tug Shanly was at Crawford & Co.'s wharf this morning coaling up.

The schooner Rooney, Charlotte, is at Booth & Co.'s wharf with 350 tons of coal.

The tug Edmund and consort, Rideau canal ports, is at the Kingston penitentiary wharf with cord wood.

The schooner Minnedosa yesterday entered the government dry dock to have her hull caulked. The damaged grain is still in her hold.

The work of raising the barge Jennie Matthews at Brockville has been commenced by the Donnelly wrecking company. Pumps will be used through the forward hatchway which is partly out of water, and it is expected that with all the inlets to the boat being stopped that the sunken craft can be raised by their use.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 6th - Down: steamer Butteroni, Duluth to Prescott, wheat; McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 6th - Both lower gates are in position and water was let in the level at noon today. It is not officially known just when locking will begin but it may be expected Friday, as it will take about two days to fill the level to its proper height.

p.4 Gananoque, Oct. 6th - ....The passengers on the steamer Princess Louise, on the way from Kingston to Gananoque on Tuesday evening, had quite a scare, the cylinder head blowing out, filling the interior of the boat with steam and playing the mischief generally. Fortunately the engineer was at tea and no one was hurt. After a delay of about an hour it was temporarily repaired and the steamer proceeded to Gananoque without further mishap....

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1897