The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1898

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The steamer Monteagle cleared for Chicago today, light.

The schooner Echo, light, cleared for Deseronto today.

The tug Active cleared for Montreal today with six barges, grain laden.

The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal last evening with four light barges.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for Booth & Co.

The steamer Caspian left the government dry dock last evening, repairs having been completed.

The schooner Fabiola cleared this afternoon, light, for Oswego to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The tug Bronson and the M.T. company's barge Acadia are in the dry dock for general repairs.

The schooner Eliza Fisher from Oswego is discharging coal at Wolfe Island for the Rathbun company.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared this morning, light, for Charlotte to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The sloop Pilot from Bay of Quinte ports discharged 1,300 bushels of peas at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Ralph and consort Harrold arrived from Chicago last night with 100,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. company.

The steamer Iron Duke and consort Iron Chief, from Chicago with 100,000 bushels of corn, reached the M.T. company's elevator this morning.

Called at James Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Arundell, Charlotte to Alexandria Bay; steamer Algerian, Toronto to Montreal; steamer Corsican, Montreal to Toronto.

The steamer Saturn, government lighthouse supply steamer, arrived in port last evening with P. Harty, superintendent of lighthouses, and party aboard. The steamer took on oil at the Grand Trunk freight shed and coaled up at Crawford's wharf. She will clear tonight for up the lakes to supply the lighthouses with necessary equipment for the season.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, July 14th - Down: Steamer P.J. Ralph, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge Harold, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge Iron City, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Iron Duke, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Warrington, Buffalo to Ogdensburg, lighthouse supplies.

Will Strongly Oppose The Closing.

During the construction of the bridge across the river St. Lawrence at Cornwall for the Ottawa and New York railway, the Phoenix bridge company will require the south channel for false piers, and as a result this channel will be closed against navigation. A strong opposition has been set up by the marine forwarders, and trouble is imminent. H.A. Calvin and R.T. Walkem, as counsel, left for Cornwall this afternoon in connection with a dispute, touching the blocking of the channel between the Calvin company, the Collins Bay rafting company and the bridge company. The latter claims the right to block navigation in the south channel, which claim is disputed by the forwarders. One of Calvin's rafts left for Quebec yesterday and will probably reach Cornwall tomorrow. Rafting through the south channel is easier and less expensive than through the north, hence the opposition.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The schooner S.H. Dunn, from Toledo, arrived at Garden Island this afternoon with a load of timber.

Mr. Gildersleeve's Authority - C.F. Gildersleeve, general manager of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, is in Kingston in connection with the rate war waging against the American line between Kingston and Ogdensburg. He carries instructions to meet all the cut rates of the opposition, and if necessary to carry passengers free rather than be beaten by the American line.

Up to an early hour this morning the Standard oil company's steel tank barge, ashore on Hog Island, Cedar rapids, had not been released.

The First On Record.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's pilots have again stepped to the front for clever work. Hitherto steamers in going down the river St. Lawrence have taken the north channel in passing through the Split Rock rapids, it being the most commonly known. Yesterday Capt. G. Batten and Capt. F. Oullette, the leading pilots on the river, took the steamer Bohemian down the south channel, making the first trip of a passenger steamer through that passway. That channel is known only to a few pilots, and it is somewhat wider than the north channel. The trip was made with the view of sounding it for larger boats.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1898