The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1898

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p.1 These vessels have arrived at Richardson & Son's elevator: steamer Orion, from Fort William, laden with 35,000 bushels of wheat; Maggie L. from Gananoque, with 4,000 bushels of oats. Those clearing today were: barge Fannie, with 19,500 bushels of peas for Montreal; schooners Annie L. (sic) and Kate for bay ports to load.

p.2 An Aid To Business - Messrs. Folger have issued a folder advertising their steamboat routes on the St. Lawrence and the American line to Montreal...contains map of Thousand Islands and a sketch of Kingston; 50,000 now in print.


The steamer Cambria is being overhauled and thoroughly refitted.

The schooners Jamieson and Fabiola, laden with grain, left for bay ports this morning.

The schooner Acacia arrived this morning from Oswego with coal consigned to Crawford & Co.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa left this morning for Toledo to load grain for this port.

The schooner Singapore, Oswego, arrived last night with a cargo of coal consigned to J. Swift & Co.

The steamer New York, of the "White Squadron," will arrive here in time to begin business on June 1st.

The steamer James Swift, Ottawa, touched at Swift's wharf last evening. She carried a heavy freight list.

The schooner Fabiola cleared last evening for Oswego with a consignment of lumber. She will return with coal.

The tug Thomson arrived this morning at the M.T. company's elevator with three barges, and cleared again with six grain laden.

The steamer Empire State is on the Picton ways receiving a general overhauling preparatory to beginning the summer's business. It was found necessary to take her to Picton as the government graving dock here is at present occupied by the steamer Rosedale.

Arrivals at the M.T. company's elevator yesterday from Chicago, laden with corn: steamer Denver, 50,500 bushels; steamer Lindsay, 48,400 bushels; steamer Prentice, 30,507 bushels, with barge Middlesex, 41,200 bushels, and Halstead, 35,900 bushels; steamer Monteagle, 50,000 bushels; steamer Omaha, 53,500 bushels; steamer Veronica, 47,135 bushels; steamer Amery, 53,310 bushels.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 11th - Down: Steamers Averell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Pueblo, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; St. Lawrence, Chicago to Kingston, corn; McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Dalhousie, May 11th - Down: Steamer Clinton, barges Lisgar and Grimsby, Toledo to Kingston, lumber; schooner Baines, Gladstone to Prescott, pig iron; steamer Smith, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; schooner Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1898