The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1898

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steamer Arabian, Chicago, wheat laden, arrived this morning for the K. & M. F. company. Her cargo could not be accommodated here, so she proceeded down to Ogdensburg. The chances are she will have to return here to be discharged.

The K. & M. F. company has chartered the steamer Alberta to carry package freight between Coteau and Montreal. She is an American boat, but the company has paid the necessary duty to enable her to operate in American waters.

There are ten steamers at Prescott, grain laden, waiting to be discharged.



The steamer Prenctice and consorts left for Lake Superior last night.

The tug Bronson left last night with four barges, grain laden, for Montreal.

The M.T. company's elevator will be ready to receive grain by Tuesday next.

Richardson & Sons' elevator commenced operations yesterday afternoon and worked admirably.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo, timber laden, arrived yesterday and is being discharged at Garden Island.

The steamer Bannockburn arrived at the M.T. company's dock last night from Toledo with 65,000 bushels of corn.

The schooner Suffel arrived at Richardson & Sons' elevator last night from Hamilton with 9,000 bushels of wheat.

The schooner Collier arrived from Wellington last night with 2,000 (9,000 ?) bushels of peas consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Brittanic arrived from Duluth yesterday afternoon with 50,000 bushels of corn consigned to the M.T. company.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived from Oswego last evening with coal consigned to Crawford & Co., and cleared this afternoon for Oswego.

The tugs Hall and Walker are expected at the M.T. company's wharf today from Montreal, with four light barges, and will leave for Montreal tonight with eight barges, grain-laden.

The steamer J.J. Hill, bound from Toledo to Philadelphia without cargo, will proceed via the St. Lawrence route to the ocean. It has been talked of several times before of sending this formidable steamer to the coast and no doubt she has departed from the chain of great lakes for her future destination.

The Tug McRae Sunk.

Last evening the Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company received orders from an interested insurance company to take a diver and wrecking outfit down to Lachine to raise the tug McRae, which had sunk there just outside the piers. No particulars have been received touching the accident, but it is presumed that in assisting the steamer Chieftain to haul off the barges Hyderabad and Bangalore, ashore near that point, that the tug met with an accident and went down. The McRae and two barges above named were in port here for a couple of weeks, leaving here about ten days ago for Cornwall. Last night the steamer Pierrepont with Donnelly's wrecking outfit and a diver went down to the scene of the wreck.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 13th - Down: Steamer W.P. Ketchum, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Josephine Parker, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Business, Toledo to Prescott, corn; Shawnee, Duluth to Oswego, lumber; J.J. Hill, Toledo to Philadelphia, light; Saturn and barges, Grand Marias to Collins Bay, timber.

Port Dalhousie, May 13th - Down: steamer Arabian, Superior to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Brittanic, Duluth to Kingston, corn; steamer Bannockburn, Toledo to Kingston, corn; schooner Emerald, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Bothnia, Traverse City to Kingston, timber; steamer W.P. Ketchum, Chicago to Prescott, corn.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1898