The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1897

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The propeller Algonquin cleared for Fort William on Saturday.

The steamer John Milne cleared for Ottawa this morning with a heavy freight list.

The D.D. Calvin and consort cleared from Garden Island yesterday for the upper lakes.

The schooner Fleetwing, Charlotte, is expected to arrive in port today with a cargo of coal for Swift & Co.

The Monitor from Bay of Quinte ports discharged 2,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator today.

The sloop Madcap unloaded 1,800 bushels of peas and oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning. The grain came from Howe Island.

Water was run into one of the M.T. Company's new steel barges on Saturday to mark any point which might leak. The test was satisfactory.

Next Sunday the steamer North King will make her last trip of the season, celebrating the event by carrying an excursion to Rochester via Charlotte.

After discharging the wrecking plant of the Donnelly salvage company, the schooner Grantham will go into winter quarters at the mutual wharf, fronting the city buildings.

The steamer Ocean was late in arriving here yesterday owing to the dense fog which hung over the lake. She did not get in until about four o'clock. The steamer North King was also delayed by the same cause, touching here about half-past four o'clock.

p.3 District Dashes - Pictonians ought to be proud when they consider the responsible positions held by some of her citizens, viz.: H. Solmes, captain of the Corona; Robert Clapp, captain of the Chicora; E.B. Smith, captain of the Alexandria; George O'Brien, captain of the Empress of India; W.H. VanVlack, captain, W. Ostrander, mate of the Cleopatra; H.N. Babbitt, of the Ferry Line; Duncan Christy, captain of the Ella Ross; as well as several on smaller passenger crafts and freighters.

p.4 Steamer Armstrong Ashore - The steamer Armstrong, engaged in ferrying cars across from Brockville to Morristown, is ashore at the latter place, having grounded, it is presumed, in the fog. A despatch states that she ran on very easily and will be released without much difficulty.

The sloop Two Brothers is at Portsmouth with 4,000 bushels of barley consigned to Fisher Bros. The grain was loaded at Conway.

p.6 Wind Wafts - Calvin & Co.'s tug Reginald is in the government dry dock to receive a new propellor.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1897