The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1897

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Began The Duties.

The steamer Pierrepont this morning resumed her daily trips to Wolfe Island, under agreement of the charter entered into yesterday by the Wolfe Island council and the Folger Bros. The steamer New Island Wanderer will be placed on the Cape Vincent route.


The schooner Fabiola is loading shingles for Ogdensburg.

The S.S. Rosemount cleared for Fort William late last night.

The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal yesterday with five grain laden barges.

The sloop Pilot, from Hay Bay with 2,500 bushels of wheat, reached Richardson's elevator last night.

The schooner Annandale arrived in port last evening with 16,000 bushels of peas and oats for the M.T. company.

The steamer Merritt, St. Catharines, called at Craig & Co.'s dock this morning. She had aboard a heavy cargo of apples.

The sloops Idlewild, 1,500 bushels of wheat, and Echo, 3,000 of wheat from Bay of Quinte ports, discharged at Richardson's elevator today.

The steamer Paul Smith left today for Montreal in charge of Capt. Craig. She was heavily freighted with pressed hay, taken aboard at Wolfe Island for the Montreal market.

Welland Canal Reports.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 16th - Down: steamer Rugee, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; tug W.H. Brown, Bay City to New Orleans, light.

Port Colborne, Nov. 16th - Down: steamers Rugle, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; Averell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; schooner Hammond, Detroit to Cape Vincent, wheat.

p.3 Port Milford, Nov. 16th - ...The steamer Water Lily loaded the last of the apples here Nov. 10th.....The Ripple arrived Friday last with merchandize, not much the worse of her collision in Kingston. She left Monday for Kingston and Collins Bay....Laura D. loaded rye here for Richardson & Sons, recently. The barge Resolute, loaded with lumber, shingles and passengers for Oswego, sought shelter here Saturday....

p.6 Snips - The Wolfe Island and Kingston ferry has again come into the Folger system of steamers on about the same terms as heretofore. The Pierrepont is now doing the business.

Capt. Milligan, of the steamer Orion, was in the city today en route to his home at St. Catharines. He has just placed his steamer in winter quarters at Collins Bay.

The steamer King Ben arrived from Montreal this morning with a heavy cargo of merchandise which is being discharged at Craig & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer L. Tilley while passing down the southern channel yesterday went ashore near Snake Island light. The impetus with which her consort, the schooner Merritt, was going ahead, pulled off the steamer when the tow line became taut. The Tilley was not damaged.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1897