The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1898

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The travelling derrick on the M.T. company's wharf jumped the track this morning, causing a short delay in work.

Clearances - Steamer St. Lawrence, canal, light; tug Walker, Montreal, three grain laden barges; schooner T. Dobbie, Buffalo, to load coal for Toledo.

The cargoes of the steamer Orion and barges Muskoka and Waubushene, consigned to the M.T. company, were unloaded, the former at Richardsons' elevator and the other two at Mooers'.

Arrivals - Tug Walker, Montreal, light barges; tug Active, Montreal, light barges; schooner A. Falconer, Oswego, coal; schooner Fabiola, Oswego, coal; sloop Maggie D. (sic), bay ports, 3,000 bushels of oats.

The government tug working with the dredge in the harbor is kept continually on the move taking loaded mud scows out to the deep waters. The dredge scoops up the hidden clay with sufficient speed to keep the tug in constant supply.

Capt. R. Mouck, Port Colborne, master of the schooner Thomas Dobbie, is seventy years of age, and has been sailing on the inland waters ever since he was thirteen years old. He is still hale and hearty, and but for a slight lameness through rheumatism, he is as active as a man half his age.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 23rd - Down: Steamer Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Algonquin, Cleveland to Odgensburg.

The revenue cutter Algonquin, built recently at Cleveland for the war service, passed down for Ogdensburg, where the necessary preparations will be made to admit her through the St. Lawrence canals. The steamer is a formidable boat, and considered very fast, and no doubt will prove satisfactory for the business.

Personal Mention - Capt. and Mrs. Howard, Prescott, are in the city. Capt. Howard will look over the improvements being added to the steamer International.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1898