The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1898

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The first raft of the season left Garden Island today for Quebec in tow of the steamer Chieftain.

The M.T. company's lake fleet was provisioned today, prior to their departure for the upper lakes.

The schooner H.M. Ballou, Bay ports, discharged 4,000 bushels of rye at the Mooers company elevator yesterday.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts Ceylon and Augusta cleared today from Garden Island for Toledo to load timber.

Today the work of discharging the cargoes the steamers Bannockburn and Rosemount contained all winter was begun.

The schooner Annie Minnes, Bay of Quinte ports, discharged 10,000 bushels of peas yesterday at the Mooers company elevator.

The steamer Parthia cleared from Garden Island today for Quebec with the first raft of the season consigned by the Calvin company.

The steamyacht Sophy, owned by Henderson brothers, has been placed on the Gananoque-Brockville route. Capt. Davis, Gananoque, is in command.

The steamer New York, the latest addition to the white squadron, will be ready for service by June 1st. She will not be brought down from Buffalo until that date.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company will begin the operation of its Toronto to Montreal service on May 30th, with the Spartan, Corsican, Algerian and the Bohemian.

Improvements will be made to the steamer Empire State. More deck room will be provided. The work will be undertaken at once so as to have the steamer ready by the opening of summer travel on the St. Lawrence.

Capt. Irwin, St. Catharines, commanding the steamer Bannockburn; Capt. Mawdsley, Thorold, commanding the steamer Rosemount; and Capt. Kane, Port Hope, commanding the steamer Glengarry, arrived in the city this morning.

John Evans has been given charge of the engines in the steamer Rosedale. Henry Thurston, chief engineer for the M.T. company, who formerly had charge of these engines, will remain ashore and assume charge of the engines in the company's elevator.


Farran's Point Canal.

Cornwall, April 19th - The Farran's Point canal of the St. Lawrence system is being deepened, widened, lengthened and a new lock built in addition to the one they now have, which will be eight hundred and fifty feet long, allowing a whole tow of barges to pass through at once. The workmen swarm the whole length of the canal, which is slightly over seven-eighths of a mile long, like bees. Many of them are up to their knees in mud and water. In a very short time the working force on the canal will be considerably increased, and work will be carried on night and day.

p.6 Snips - Capt. Black, mate of the schooner Algonquin, and half a dozen of the crew will leave for Toronto tonight to assume duties on that craft, which will leave for Port Dalhousie Thursday night, bound for Toledo to load corn for this port.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1898