The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1898

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The tug Walker arrived from Montreal last evening with five light barges.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consort Melrose will arrive in port this evening.

The schooner Two Brothers with coal from Oswego was expected in port today.

The steamer Iron Duke and consort Iron City cleared for Chicago last evening, light.

The tug James A. Walker entered the government dry dock this morning to have her propellor changed.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa from Fort William were delayed yesterday and did not reach port until this morning.

The steamer Lake Michigan from Chicago lightened 7,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator today and proceeded to Montreal.

The steamer Bothnia from Toledo discharged 40,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator this morning and cleared for the upper lakes.

Owing to the dullness of the timber business the schooner Augustus, owned by the Calvin company, has been laid up. There is little or no timber moving from upper lake ports.

The steamer Badger State from Chicago arrived at the M.T. company's elevator today to lighten 20,000 bushels of corn. After discharging that amount she will proceed to Montreal.

It is expected that during next week the transport International will be floated out of Davis' dry dock. The big steamer has undergone extensive repairs and will resume work as good as new.

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

The gov't dredge in the harbor is covering the ground with great speed. On its arrival the dredge began operations in the channel directly opposite Princess street. It then moved north to about 400 feet from Cataraqui Bridge, and has worked out again to the first point of starting. James Gunn, superintending the work, says the dredge is working like a charm, and is now engaged in very hard clay.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 5th - Down: steamer Lake Michigan, Detroit to Montreal, wheat; schooner F.F. Leighton, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 5th - Down: steamer Lake Michigan, Detroit to Montreal, wheat; Bannockburn and barge, Toledo to Kingston, corn; Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1898