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

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The steamer Columbian has gone into winter quarters at Sorel, Que.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts will arrive here from Fort William on Wednesday.

The tug Bronson cleared for Montreal Saturday night with four grain-laden barges.

The schooner Two Brothers, unloading coal at Booth's wharf, will clear for Oswego tonight.

The schooner Acacia, from Sandusky, arrived in port yesterday afternoon with a cargo of coal.

The tug Shickluna arrived from Montreal yesterday with the barges National and Elsie to load coal (sic) at Richardsons' elevator.

The sloop Madcap, trading between Wolfe Island and the city, discharged three cargoes of grain at Richardsons' elevator on Saturday.

The tug Thomson cleared for Oswego Saturday night with two barges to load coal and arrived safely yesterday morning after weathering a heavy gale.

These sloops from bay ports and the islands unloaded grain at Richardson's elevator Saturday afternoon: Dandy, Madcap, Two Brothers and H.M. Ballou.

The tug Active and barge Kingston, owned by the Montreal transportation company and built last winter in the company's shipyard, arrived in Kingston yesterday morning from Charlotte, loaded with 1,400 tons of coal for the company's use in Kingston. She was drawing only eleven feet, seven and a half inches. This is the largest cargo of coal ever brought to Kingston on that draft of water. The boat steers well. Her dimensions are: length, 175 feet; beam, thirty five feet; depth of hold, twelve feet six inches.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 17th - Down: steamer John Rugee, Milwaukee to Brockville, pig iron; schooner Acacia, Sandusky to Kingston, coal.

Port Colborne, Sept. 17th - Down: steamer Omaha, Chicago to Kingston, rye and wheat.


Early Saturday morning during a dense fog the R. & O. navigation company's steamer Spartan went ashore at Iroquois Point. The steamer was westward bound with passengers and freight, and on reaching the point on the south side of the river opposite the village of Iroquois, she took a "sheer" and was thrown on the point. The force of her grounding, while not sufficient to injure her steel hull, put her on too firmly for release by her own power. The tug Eddy, passing up, attempted to pull off the steamer but was unsuccessful. Word was sent to the Calvin company for assistance and the tugs Chieftain and Reginald, on their way up from Lachine, were despatched to the relief of the stranded steamer. They reached her yesterday morning and found no difficulty in releasing her, which was accomplished about 12:30 o'clock noon. The Spartan continued her journey, reaching here at ten o'clock last night. She will remain here until tomorrow morning and leave for Montreal on her scheduled time. The passengers were sent west by rail. Captain Johnston, mechanical superintendent for the company, was aboard the steamer when she was released.

p.4 The Montreal & Cornwall navigation company have purchased the steamer Filgate from Goudier & Langlois, Montreal. The Filgate is one of the best excursion boats on the St. Lawrence. It is intended to use the Filgate largely for excursions from Cornwall next summer.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Valeria and sloop Ballou were repaired in Davis' dry dock this morning, and the steamer John Haggart was received this afternoon to have her wheel shifted.

The steamer Spartan will continue running until the end of the present month. After that she will lay up at Sorel.

The steamer St. Lawrence arrived this morning from Clayton and went into winter quarters.

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