The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1898

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The R. & O. navigation company's steamer Hamilton for Montreal will reach here this evening.

The steamers Black Rock and Linden discharged at the M.T. docks yesterday and cleared for Chicago.

The steamer Alexandria from Charlotte for Montreal touched here last evening on her first trip this season.

The steamer S.J. Murphy arrived last evening from Chicago with 71,650 bushels of corn for the M.T. company.

The steamer Kathadin from Chicago with 72,000 bushels of corn arrived at the M.T. company's docks yesterday.

The tug Walker with two coal laden barges arrived from Charlotte last night. No damage resulted from their grounding near Braddock's point.

The steamyacht Sophy, put on the Brockville-Gananoque route in opposition to the Antelope, has been withdrawn. Her Kingston owners object to the boat carrying freight.

The steamer Queen of the West unloaded today, placing 6,000 bushels of corn in the schooner Queen of the Lakes for Toronto; 8,000 bushels for Montreal and the remainder in Mooers elevator.

The tug W.F. McRae, which is on her way to the Soulanges canal with the stone barges Hyderabad and Bangalore, served as messenger and supply boat to the steamer Passport when quarantined in Toronto bay last summer. Capt. Jackman, who still commands her, was very popular with the crew and passengers of the Passport for many little courtesies shown. The tug will remain in port for the remainder of the week before proceeding down the river.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, April 25th - Down: steamer Samoa, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge Celtic, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; Spencer Pennington, Chicago to Kingston, barley; Byron Whitaker, Morley, Chicago to Kingston, corn; schooner Dowd, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat; steamer Smith, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Viking and barges, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

p.3 Two Lights Needed - city council discuss need for two arc lights at the government graving dock, one on each pier.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The schooner Loretta Rooney arrived in port this morning with coal from Oswego.

Steamer Ocean will make her first trip down on Saturday next.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Charlotte last night to load coal for Booth & Co.

The steamer Princess Louise left for Ottawa today to run the ferry between the capital and Brown's wharf.

The steamer Persia, from Hamilton to Montreal, called yesterday on her first trip down with Capt. J.H. Scott again in charge.

The new steamer built by Mr. Robineault, Cornwall, arrived in port at three o'clock this afternoon to receive her engines and boiler, constructed at the Kingston foundry.

The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company's steamer Cambria arrived in port this morning. She is a neat looking passenger craft, and shows no signs of having been sunken all winter.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1898