The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1898

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The steamer Corsican from Toronto passed down this morning.

The schooner Two Brothers is lying in port light, awaiting orders.

The steamer Alexandria on her way to Montreal touched here last night.

The schooner Fabiola cleared last night for Oswego to load coal for this port.

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

The schooner Acacia, from Oswego last evening, is unloading coal at Crawford's dock.

The sloop Laura D. cleared for Wellington today after receiving repairs to her rudder.

The schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, is discharging a cargo of coal at James Swift's wharf.

The steamer King Ben, en route from Belleville to Montreal, coaled up at Swift & Co.'s wharf this morning.

The S.S. Algonquin, from Chicago with 71,000 bushels of corn, arrived at the M.T. company's docks at noon today.

The sloop Madcap discharged 1,300 bushels of oats at Richardson's elevator this morning and cleared for bay ports.

Owing to the coal on the other side being wet through heavy rains, the local merchants are slow in getting over their supply.

The tug Thomson arrived up from Montreal last evening with five light barges and left today for the same port with four barges grain laden.

The barge Frontenac, 35,000 bushels of oats; barge Ontario, 16,000 bushels peas, and barge Brighton, 4,500 bushels wheat loaded these quantities at Richardson's elevator for Montreal.

The steamer Eurydice has been sold by Sylvester Bros., Toronto, to Campbell & Rosenecke, of Buffalo, N.Y., for the sum of $6,000. The steamer will serve as an excursion boat between Buffalo and Chippewa.

The M.T. company's elevator was all ablaze last night with electric sparks. In each window shone an incandescent light, and outside burned ten arc lamps, three in front of the building, three on each side and four on the docks. The building presented a brilliant sight.

G. Howard, general manager of the Canadian Pacific car and transfer company, Prescott, passed through the city yesterday on his way to Deseronto to arrange for repairs to be done to the company's tug International. The tug will be pulled out on the marine ways this week.

Captains of sailing vessels all along the Atlantic coast complain of a difficulty in securing crews. They claim that the number of men leaving the coast for the lakes this season was much larger than usual. If such is the case, the lake vessel owners are fortunate, as they have had no great surplus of men since the navigation opened.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 6th - Down: Steamers Iron Chief, Iron Cliff, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Armenia and barge, Toledo to Kingston, timber; Samoa, Celtic, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, June 6th - Down: Schooner Emerald, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Sequin, Tonawanda to Prescott, pig iron; steamer Algonquin, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, general cargo.

p.5 Kingston Yacht Club - monthly meeting; making arrangements for coming regatta.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The name of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's steamer Passport has been changed to Caspian and she will appear on the river this season practically a new boat.

Capt. Pierce, Portsmouth, is now located at floating bridge, Collins Bay, building a sailing yacht.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1898