The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1898

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The schooner Kate with peas is at Richardson's wharf.

The steambarge Nichols is gathering a cargo of grain up the Bay of Quinte.

The schooner Fabiola cleared today for Oswego to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts left Port Dalhousie at twelve o'clock last night.

The schooner Freeman from Oswego is unloading coal at Anglin's yard, foot of Bay street.

The sloop Maggie L., with 3,000 bushels of wheat arrived at Richardson's wharf this morning.

The steamer North King will tomorrow begin her summer trips between this city and Charlotte.

The schooner Singapore reached port yesterday laden with coal. She is on her way down the river.

The schooner Flora Carveth, Whitby, discharged 16,000 bushels of wheat at the Mooers company elevator today.

The steamer Escanaba with 50,000 bushels of corn from Chicago is discharging at the M.T. company's docks.

The steamer Hamilton, bound up, touched at the wharf of James Swift & Co. last night. She carried a heavy freight list.

The steamer James Swift made her trial trip on Thursday afternoon. Capt. D. Noonan is in command again this season.

The steamer James Swift will begin running on her Ottawa-Kingston route on Monday, leaving here at four o'clock.

The steamer Marquette, schooners Katie Eccles and Annie Minnes, cleared today from the Mooers company elevator.

Nearly all the steamers of the white squadron have been engaged to carry excursions to the city on the queen's birthday.

The steamer John J. Hill cleared for Oswego last night. It is rumored that the United States government intends to purchase the Hill and send her to the coast.

The steamer Niko, 49,100 bushels of wheat, and consorts Churchill, 68,200 wheat, and Tasmania, 61,600 corn from Chicago reached the M.T. company's docks yesterday.

The steamer New Island Wanderer was placed on the Cape Vincent route yesterday, replacing the steamer Jessie Bain, which has laid up to undergo fitting up for the approaching season's travel.

The steamer Alexandria passed up this morning, thirteen hours late. She became fast on the bottom of the Cornwall canal, hence the delay. A heavy cargo of freight was responsible for the grounding.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, April 29th - Down: steamer Ionia, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; steamer Escanaba, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Calumet, Chicago to Ogdensburg, light; steam yacht Lauseri, Buffalo to Youngstown, light; steamer J.N. Glidden, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn.

Port Colborne, April 29th - Down: steamer Rosemount and barges, Myles, Walter Vail and barge, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

p.8 To Inspect A Steamer - Capts. R. Chestnut and J.R. Malthon, Oswego, N.Y., United States steamboat inspectors, were in the city today for the purpose of inspecting the steamer North King. They will return next week to pass judgement on the steamers of the White Squadron.

General Paragraphs - The tug McRae with barges Bangalore and Hyderabad leaves for Valleyfield tonight.

The Globe has a racy sketch of Capt. Andrew Dunlop, of this city, in today's issue. He has been sailing since 1854. He has twenty grandchildren.

An Adventurous Journey.

Montreal, April 30th - The American tug Brown passed through the Lachine canal this morning after an adventurous journey. She was built last year at Bay City, and started down the lakes on her way to New Orleans. Being caught in the ice, however, the boat had to winter at Valleyfield. This spring she was put on pontoons to come through the St. Lawrence canals. Several times things went wrong, and the vessel was obliged to stop and have repairs made. This morning she got through, and Captain Armstrong is congratulating himself on having come safely out of the worst part of his journey. The Brown will leave here on Sunday, and her troubles are not yet over if the Spanish fleet is active on the Atlantic coast. She is bound for New Orleans, and may have a race with the enemy before reaching her destination.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1898