The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1897

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Ways are being built under one of the M.T. company's new steel barges at the locomotive works, preparatory to the launching of the barge in question. The ways will serve for both boats.

The name of the new M.T. company's steel barge to be launched shortly is Cobourg. Its mate will be christened Brighton. The fine new barge building at the M.T. company's ship yard will be named Kingston.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 27th - Down: steamer Iona, Buffalo to Thorold, light; McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 27th - Down: steamer Rosemount, barge Winnipeg, barge Melrose, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer Wilhelm, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge Galata, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge Nervana, Chicago to Prescott, wheat; steamer Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Glengarry and Minnedosa, Chicago to Kingston, wheat.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Rosemount and two consorts, Fort William, arrived this afternoon with 180,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. Co.

Break In Soulanges Canal.

Montreal, Oct. 28th - The news has been received here that the side of the Soulanges canal for a distance of 1,300 feet and to a depth of forty feet has fallen on. The damage may reach $100,000. The accident happened in the night and there is therefore no loss of life.

Got Off Safely.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 28th - The steamer Monteagle, ashore at Thirty Mile Point, got off yesterday afternoon, after throwing a large amount of coal overboard, and arrived here this forenoon at eleven o'clock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1897