The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1898

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p.2 Insurance on Water Works - ...The chairman notified the committee that the lease of the water works slip, held by the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company, had expired. The lease gave them the right of ingress and egress to the said slip. The company has been subletting the slip to the Thousand Island steamboat company for wintering one of their boats, the New York being moored there at present. This the committee objected to, claiming the wrecking co. had not the right to rent city property according to the lease held. No action taken in matter.



The sloop Dandy unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator yesterday.

The tug Hall left for Montreal today with four grain laden barges.

The steamer Kathadin is in the Welland canal, Duluth to Kingston, wheat.

The steamyacht Wherenow, owned by L.B. Spencer, was in port today.

Two barges loaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning for Montreal.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego today to load coal for R. Crawford.

The tug Bronson, from Montreal, arrived in port today with five light barges.

The M.T. company's barge Wheatbin is undergoing repairs in Davis' dry-dock.

The schooner Fleetwing, light, cleared last evening for Oswego to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts Melrose and Selkirk arrived from Duluth last night with 167,000 bushels of wheat. They cleared again for Lake Superior this afternoon.

The tug Edmond and barge Columbia left for Bedford Mills yesterday to load hardwood for this port. The Edmond is the only boat in the wood trade on the Rideau canal.

On its excursion trip from Brockville up the Rideau, the steamer Brockville while attempting to make Kingston Mills so as to get locked through before Sunday, got stuck in a mud bank late at night. Capt. Scott proceeded to Kingston and secured a tug, which freed the steamer. Again on Monday night as the Brockville was homeward bound from Kingston, she struck on a line of shoals some distance below the Jack Straw light, east of Gananoque. No injury was done the boat. An investigation will likely be held to consider whether Capt. Scott or mate Geralds was to blame.

p.4 A Body In the Water - Captain Nicholson, of the schooner Eliza Fisher saw a "floater" between Cedar Island and Wolfe Island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1898