The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1898

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The steamer King Ben will sail this season with green sides to the weather.

The new steamer building by the Calvin company will not be launched until next spring.

The schooner Fleetwing will clear today or tomorrow for Oswego to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The tug Glide took one of the M.T. company's barges to Clark's malt house this morning to load barley.

Charles McSorley, chief engineer on the tug Myra, of George Hall & Co.'s fleet, left for Ogdensburg last night to take charge of his department.

The steamer D.D. Calvin with consorts Ceylon and Augusta, cleared this morning for the Welland canal, bound for Toledo to load lumber.

The schooner Fabiola, Oswego, arrived yesterday with a cargo of coal consigned to James Swift & Co. Part of the cargo is being discharged at Clark's malt house.

The first consignment of grain from here by the M.T. company leaves for Montreal tomorrow. Two tugs will leave with ten or twelve barges to be at the head of the Cardinal canal when it opens on Friday night.

It is expected that the Knapp roller boat, which created such a sensation in Toronto harbor last fall, will be in port here tomorrow or the day after, bound for Prescott. The steamer was scheduled to leave Toronto today.

Injured His Back - Last evening Frederick Marriot, an employee with the M.T. company, was severely injured while assisting in unloading the schooner Minnedosa. He was busy shovelling coal into a bucket in her hold when the heavy handle of the iron bucket missed the catch of the pulley used for hoisting it up and fell on his back. It struck him with great force just above the hip and felled him to the coal heap. He was picked up and taken on deck where he shortly regained easy breathing. While no bones are broken, the injuries are of such a nature as to prevent him working for some time.

p.6 Snips - Captain J. Martin, W. Shangraw, mate, and E. McLaughlin, forming part of the crew of the tug Myra, leave for Ogdensburg tonight.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1898