The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1898

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The barge Adele is at Napanee loading oats for Richardson & Sons.

The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal this morning with two grain barges, light.

The sloop Maggie L., with 2,000 bushels of wheat, cleared yesterday from Richardson & Son's elevator for Gananoque.

The steamer Rosemount cleared today, light, for Fort William to load wheat for the M.T. company.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived yesterday from Montreal with three barges, clearing again with two, grain laden.

Capt. Spafford, relieved of his duties at the life-saving station at Long Point, resumed charge.

The barge Frontenac loaded 30,650 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator today and cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Cambria is on the ways is on the ways at Picton, and is being thoroughly overhauled. E. Charles is supervising the repairs.

The steamer Denver is receiving a fresh coat of paint. She was obliged to leave Chicago so early this spring that it was impossible to perform this service. While lying here awaiting barges into which her cargo will be transhipped her crew were put to work painting the hull.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 5th - Down: steamer Prentice and barges, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Prince, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Warrington, Detroit to Oswego, light.

Port Dalhousie, May 5th - Down: steamer D.R. VanAllan, Midland to Oswego, lumber; barge A. Smith, Midland to Oswego, lumber; steamer A.G. Lindsay, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner E. Bailey, Windsor to Oakville, light.

A Fine New Steamer - Capt. T. Donnelly says that one of the best steamers he has seen for the navigation of inland waters has just been launched at Pembroke for the Pembroke Navigation Company, A.E. Cockburn, manager. The new steamer is of iron throughout, was built by the Polson company at Toronto and railroaded down to Perth in sections, where it was afterwards set up. She is 125 feet over all, with twenty-five feet beam, and an eight foot six inch hold. She is capable of attaining a speed of eighteen miles an hour with her triple compound engines. She cost $30,000 and is a credit to her enterprising owners.

p.8 Must Be Observed - Harbor master McCammon has posted at various points along the harbor front notices to mariners, warning them against casting anchor in the vicinity of the water works intake pipe, and cautioning them against violating other bylaws.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1898