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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1898

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Richardson's fleet of sloops is up the bay loading grain.

The tug Reginald left last night with Calvin's fifth raft for Quebec.

The steamer Veronica and consort Amboy cleared for the upper lakes yesterday.

The S.S. Rosemount discharged today and will clear for Fort William this evening.

The steamer Josephine and consort Parker cleared for the upper lakes this afternoon.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Oswego last night to load coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Armenia and consort Valencia, with timber from Toledo, have arrived at Garden Island.

The steamer Brittanica left for the upper lakes last evening afterdischarging at the M.T. company's docks.

The tugs Glide and Bronson arrived from Montreal this morning with light barges. The Bronson leaves for the same port this evening with three light barges, grain-laden.

The machinery in the M.T. company's elevator was set in motion yesterday afternoon and the first grain was elevated into the building from the steamer Veronica. The machinery and the steam shovels work very smoothly and to the satisfaction of the contractor and company.

Captains and pilots of steamers and vessels coming into the harbor will do well to avoid contact with four cables running out from the government dredge. Four cables are used as a means of bracing the dredge while at work, and one projects from each side and two towards the south for a distance of five hundred feet. The anchors are located by small black and white buoys. Yesterday the schooner St. Louis' anchor became foul of one cable and it required three hours work to free it. The harbor master, captain of the vessel and the captain of the dredge tug cleared the anchor.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, May 19th - Down: Steamer Gordon Jerry, Port Colborne to Toronto, lumber; steamer Armenia, Toledo to Kingston, timber; barge Valencia, Toledo to Kingston, timber; barge Zapotec, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Aztic, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Escanaba, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge Pennington, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Haze, Buffalo to Ogdensburg, light-house supplies.

Port Colborne, May 19th - Down: Steamer Glengarry, Toledo to Kingston, corn; barge Minnedosa, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer Columbia, Toledo to Kingston, corn.


The St. George Aground.

Word was received this morning that the tug St. George, owned by Lomer, of Montreal, ran aground in Lake St. Francis. No further particulars are supplied, and it is thoughtthat the grounding was done under easy circumstances. The St. George was repaired on the marine ways at Portsmouth last winter.

The steamer White Star, Montreal, touched at Swift's wharf last evening on her way to Toronto to go on the excursion route between Grimsby, Lorne Park and Toronto. She was in charge of George Haines, pilot on the steamer America last year, who was assisted by his son William. The White Star was built last summer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1898