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

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p.1 Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Kingston Yacht Club, on Monday the 20th of June.



The barge Dorchester is in the dry-dock for general repairs.

The S.S. Algonquin cleared port last evening for Fort William.

The tug Walker arrived from Montreal last night with three light barges.

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

The steamer Iron Chief and consort Iron Cliff left this afternoon for Chicago.

The government dredge began operations north of the M.T. company's elevator today.

The steamer Spartan passed down and the steamer Corsican up today, calling at Swift's wharf.

The steamer John Haggart carried 100 passengers to Cape Vincent on an excursion yesterday.

The schooner Fleetwing arrived today from Oswego with a consignment of coal for James Swift & Co.

The schooner Singapore is tied up at the mutual wharf, awaiting a charter. She has been idle three weeks.

The decks of the government dredge, working in the harbor, and of the dredge tug were caulked this week.

Capt. Powers has a gang of caulkers at work on the main deck of the three masted schooner Case, lying at the foundry wharf.

The steamer Arabian from Chicago arrived at the M.T. company's elevator today to lighten 22,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Samoa and consort Celtic from Chicago are unloading 100,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. company's elevator.

The steamer James Swift arrived last night from Ottawa and cleared again this morning. She was well laden on both trips.

The steamyacht Gladys, owned by Mr. Thompson, Ottawa, is here to enter Davis' dry dock to receive a new wheel and a general cleaning up.

Eight new staterooms, four forward and four aft, have been added to the steamer Empire State. She will be ready for her excursion business in a few days.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooner Kate Eccles, Cobourg, 8,000 bushels of oats; schooner H.M. Ballou, sloops Maggie L., Volunteer and Monitor from bay ports with oats.

It is stated on excellent authority that the two new United States revenue cutters, Algonquin and Onondale, soon to leave Cleveland for the Atlantic coast, will enter the dry dock here, each to be cut in two.

Calvin's tug Parthia ran ashore on Crab Island, Long Sault Rapids, yesterday. The steamer Chieftain is now somewhere in the vicinity of the stranded boat, and will release her, it is thought, without any difficulty. The Parthia is on her way to Quebec with a raft.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 8th - Down: Steamer Arabian, Fort William to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Van Allen and barge, Midland to Oswego, lumber; schooner Merritt, Cleveland to Hamilton, steel; steamer Clinton and barge, Marquette to Kingston, timber.

Will Interview The Minister - boards of trade of Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal to assist Kingston in pushing for the Welland canal to be kept open part of Sunday.

p.6 A Sailor Assaulted - a deckhand on steamer Iron Cliff was assaulted by Capt. Kurtz, commander of the same steamer.

Snips - The government tug and dredge working on the canal between here and Kingston Mills leave for Ottawa tonight or in the morning, where, it is expected, they will be in use until the latter part of August.

Donnelly Bros. have sold their sailing yacht Ariadne to Mr. Mouck. The craft is undergoing repairs at Picton.

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