The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1897

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The tug Thomson, Montreal, arrived this morning with five light barges.

The tug Walker, Charlotte, arrived this morning with three coal laden barges consigned to the M.T. Co.

The forefoot of the steamer Bannockburn was found to be knocked out of place. The damage is not serious but it will take some time to make repairs.

The barge Jennie Matthews, at Brockville, has been removed from the scene of the wreck to the C.P.R. derrick, where she has been unloaded. The barge will be taken to Ogdensburg for repairs. The diver made examination of her hull and found a small hole in that portion of her bow which rested on the rock.

At Richardson & Sons - schooner Annie Minnes, Wellington, 7,500 bushels of wheat; sloop Monitor, Bay of Quinte ports, 2,000 bushels of peas and oats; sloop Maggie L., Howe Island, 3,500 bushels of oats and peas; sloop Idlewild, Howe Island, 1,500 bushels of oats. Barge Star loaded 1,600 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 19th - down: steamer Parsons, Detroit to Cape Vincent, wheat.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 19th - down: steamer Niagara, Loraine to Prescott, railroad iron; Parsons, Detroit to Cape Vincent, wheat.



Since the government dry dock rates were reduced by the minister of public works, August 18th, there have been admitted to the basin for repairs eighteen vessels:

Steamers Walker, Resolute, D.D. Calvin (twice) Sequin, Rival, Active, Orion, Inter-Ocean, Charles A. Street, Shanley, Bannockburn.

Barges Star, Wheatbin, Hector, Acadia, Alberta, Cornwall, ship Minnedosa.

During the same period last year, Aug. 18th to Oct. 20th, eight boats were admitted - steamers Rosemount, Monteagle, Saturn, Orion, Tecumseh, Walker (twice), barge Regina and schooner J.J. Case.

Those interested in lake marine and in city's prosperity will cordially thank the Hon. Mr. Tarte for the opportunity of proving the full usefulness of the government dock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1897