The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1898

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p.2 Will Camp On Stave Island - American Canoe Association - on west end of island, directly facing Halstead's Bay.


The sloops Pilot and Minnie are loading grain up the Bay of Quinte.

The tug Bronson left for Montreal last night with six grain-laden barges.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego with coal, was expected in port this afternoon.

The steamer Nile and schooner Echo, from Deseronto, are unloading bunchwood at the Grove Inn dock.

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

The tug Jessie Hall and barge Corncrib left the government graving dock this afternoon after receiving repairs. The Hall had a new bucket placed in her wheel.

The American steamers Empire State and Badger State, calling at Canadian points and carrying excursionists to the Thousand Islands, have been ordered to undergo the usual inspection by Canadian officials at Kingston henceforth.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 1st - Down: steamer Tilley, Fort William to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Pullman, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Colborne, Aug. 1st - Down: steamers Prince, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Columbia, Buffalo to Welland, light.

p.3 The Steamboat War - Thousand Island Park, Aug. 1st - The steamboat war between the Thousand Island steamboat company and the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company is pretty hot here just now.

p.6 Was Almost An Accident - Montreal, Aug. 2nd - Four hundred and fifty excursionists from Ottawa had a narrow escape from being shipwrecked in the Lachine rapids yesterday afternoon. When the steamer Terrebonne was nearing the head of the foaming and tumbling waters the pilot feared an accident might occur on account of a thick mist which made itself manifest just about the time the steamer was getting into dangerous quarters. A lucky turn, however, saved the boat from destruction and she was able to stem the strong current and get back to Lachine.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived today at the Grove Inn with a cargo of coal for Crawford & Co. She is from Oswego.

The tug Edmund and barges arrived at noon today with cordwood for Booth & Co.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1898