The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1898

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The schooner Fabiola cleared for Oswego this morning.

The schooner Maggie L. cleared for bay ports yesterday to load grain.

The sloop Laura D., light, cleared for Bay of Quinte ports yesterday.

The steamer Arundell touched at Swift's wharf today on her way to Charlotte.

The schooner Acacia, with coal from Oswego was expected in this afternoon.

The tug Active entered the government dry dock today to receive a new wheel.

The schooner Eliza Fisher cleared from Wolfe Island for Oswego today to load coal.

The steamer Iona and consort Nellie Hunter, light, touched at Craig's wharf today.

The M.T. company's barge Winnipeg was released from the government graving dock today.

Capt. Dunlop, of the steamer Algerian, took charge of the steamer Caspian on her trip from Toronto today.

The sloop Pilot, from Amherst Island, unloaded 2,000 bushels of oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

An iron rudder for the Standard Oil company's steel barge, ashore at Hog Island, was delivered here by the steamer Petrel last night and taken to Coteau Landing by the R. & O. navigation company's steamer this morning.

A report was circulated last night that the steamer Corsican had run aground on her way up the river yesterday. In these times of steamboat competition such reports easily gain ground, but in this instance the statement was false. The Corsican passed down Sunday and safely landed her passengers in Montreal. She was not due to leave Montreal until this morning.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, July 18th - Down: Steamer Iron Chief, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge Iron Cliff, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Frost, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Garden City, St. Catharines to Bowmanville, passengers.

Port Colborne, July 18th - Down: Steamer Algonquin, Chicago to Prescott, wheat; schooner Houghton, Sandusky to Kingston, coal; steamer Niagara, Ashland to Kingston.

p.4 Algerian Damaged - Cornwall, Ont., July 18th - The steamer Algerian is at the Cornwall wharf, where five or six new arms and buckets will be put in her right wheel to replace those which were knocked out by collision with the pier at the entrance to the guard lock at the foot of the Sheik's Island lagoon. The Algerian was west bound at the time of the accident with some 50 passengers. She tied up at lock 20 overnight and transferred her passengers by the Grand Trunk on Sunday morning. She was towed to Cornwall this morning and will be repaired here, the arms and buckets required being sent up from Montreal for that purpose without delay.

Several side wheel steamers have had a great deal of trouble at this spot as the masonry is not high enough to prevent the guards of the steamers getting over it. There should be bumping posts of wood or spiles placed as a protection. Representations are being made to the canal authorities to have something done. [Montreal Witness]

p.6 The steamer Spartan was a few hours late on her up trip today, having been delayed by a dense fog at the head of the Cornwall canal.

Snips - This afternoon the M.T. company's grain barge Colborne entered the government dry dock for repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1898