The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1898

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p.2 The barge Acadia is being rebuilt in Davis' dry dock.


The tugs Glide and Jessie Hall left last night for Montreal, each with four grain laden barges.

Calvin company's steamer Armenia and consort left Garden Island last evening for the upper lakes.

The tug James A. Walker with two barges left for Charlotte today to load coal for Montreal.

Yesterday the Mooers elevator company closed negotiations for storing 200,000 bushels of corn, consigned from Toledo.

The steamer Princess Louise will leave for Ottawa on Tuesday next. She will be engaged on the ferry route between Ottawa and Brown's wharf.

A dredge commenced work in front of Richardson's elevator this morning. The harbor there will be dredged to a sufficient depth to allow the deepest draught boat to reach the elevator.

The schooner Queen of the West, corn laden from Toledo, is at the Welland canal, bound for this port. Her cargo is consigned to James Richardson & Sons.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, April 21st - The preparations for the canal opening have been going on today and by tomorrow at noon everything will be in readiness to commence locking. The steamer Queen of the West will proceed first and others in their regular order. Arrivals today: steamer St. Lawrence; W.P. Ketchum and barge. The tug owners will enter into an association as other seasons, it being decided at today's meeting.

Port Dalhousie, April 21st - The following boats are here waiting for the opening: Steamers Omaha; Denver; Gov. Smith; Niagara; Algonquin; Pueblo; schooner Wawanosh.

Can It Be Done? - The United States government intends removing from the great lakes several steamers used in the protection of fisheries. Will it be correct for Canada, a neutral nation, to allow the United States to use our canals for the passage of what are practically war ships? The George Hall company, Ogdensburg, has the contract to take the steamers through to the gulf.

p.6 Snips - It is expected the government dredge to work upon harbor improvements will arrive within ten days and at once begin operations deepening the harbor.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1898