The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1898

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p.2 Schooner Ran Aground - Napanee, May 9th - The schooner Allandale ( Annandale ?), Kingston, loaded 9,000 bushels of peas from F.E. Vanluven and J.R. Dafoe's storehouse on Saturday. She lost the channel in passing down the river and ran aground east of the swing bridge, and it was late Saturday afternoon before she got away. The schooner Adele, Montreal, loaded 24,000 bushels of oats on Thursday from F.E. Vanluven for Montreal, and proceeded on her way Thursday.


The steamer Aragon, light, cleared this morning for Chicago.

The steamer Runnelle, light, left port this morning for Chicago.

The schooner Singapore cleared for Oswego on Saturday with a cargo of lumber.

The steamer Elfinmere, Duluth to Ogdensburg with rye, is in the Welland canal.

The large number of grain laden vessels arriving daily gives the harbor a lively appearance.

The steamer Nicarauqua, Chicago, arrived at Portsmouth yesterday with 40,000 bushels of corn.

The schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, is expected to arrive this evening with a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal yesterday with four light barges, clearing again for the same port with a similar number grain laden.

The steamer North King arrived from Charlotte at noon yesterday, having a fair passenger list and a heavy consignment of freight. She left again at five o'clock.


[Toronto Star]

This morning I learned on the best authority that there is a serious probability of Toronto closing the Bertram shipbuilding industry.

The firm for some time past has found itself seriously handicapped for want of water front space. The greatest need is a dry-dock, and there seems little chance of such a necessary facility being afforded in Toronto. There is a large dry-dock at Kingston, and it is a fact that at the present time negotiations are afoot with a view to the firm acquiring that dock.

The head of the firm is known to have expressed himself to the effect that he would be sorry to have to leave Toronto, but that with him it was purely a business consideration, and if Kingston can afford him the facilities which Toronto either cannot, or is not willing to afford, then there can be no question but that this growing industry will leave here.

In addition to the large amount of work already in hand, only the other day a contract was signed for a boat to go on the Port Arthur route to cost $199,000.

These, with other reasons, have led the firm to look around for a new location.


Why It Is Done.

The arrangement of the mail line authorities for calling at Gananoque, it appears, is not made for business purposes, but because the United States coasting law is to be enforced in the way of preventing a Canadian boat from touching at two United States ports in succession. That compels the steamers, after stopping on the American side, to cross to some Canadian port before calling at another American port. It is likely, then, that both the morning boats of the Richelieu line will call here, one going on to Clayton and the other to Alexandria Bay. And other Canadian boats must take a similar course.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1898