The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1898

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The sloop Amelia arrived in port yesterday to load lumber for Stella. She clears tonight.

The tug Maggie May and barge arrived from Seeley's Bay last night with hard wood for R. Crawford.

The steamer Algonquin cleared for Chicago this afternoon after discharging 70,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator.

The body of Capt. Peter Lavoo (Lavoc ?), of the schooner Warrington, was found floating in the river at Toledo. Capt. Lavoo lived in Huron.

Edward Bennett went aboard the steamer Cambria this morning to pilot her to Alexandria Bay. He will bring her back to this port tomorrow.

Work in cutting in two the United States revenue cutter Onondaga at Ogdensburg has been stopped as the government does not require her on the coast owing to the close of the war. She will return to the upper lakes.

Called at Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Algerian, Montreal to Toronto; steamer Spartan, Toronto to Montreal; steamer Arundell, Alexandria Bay to Charlotte; steamer Cambria, Toronto to Alexandria Bay; steamer James Swift cleared for Ottawa.

The steamer Orion left for Collins Bay this morning to tie up. Part of her crew was paid off last night. The Orion has made five trips this season and has lost considerable money. Her second to last trip was to Georgoan Bay for timber, and when leaving the bay she struck the rocks three times, doing much damage to her forefoot.

Capt. Quackenbush returned today to his home at Port Dalhousie. He is owner of the big tug Eureka, at present under charter by the dominion government and having aboard Hon. J.L. Tarte and party down among the maritime provinces.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1898