The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1898

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The tug Thomson, with two barges, grain-laden, left for Montreal today.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Charlotte last evening with coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Eliza White left for Toronto last night to load barley for this port.

The tug James A. Walker cleared for Montreal yesterday with five grain-laden barges.

The schooner Fabiola cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, arrived this morning with a cargo of coal consigned to James Swift & Co.

The steamer Aragon, with 75,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator today.

The steamer Algonquin, Duluth, arrived this morning with 75,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. company.

The schooner Keewatin, from Toronto with 16,500 bushels of wheat discharged at the M.T. company's elevator today.

The yacht Ripple loaded a cargo of salt at this port this morning and cleared for South Bay and other Bay of Quinte ports.

The tug Maggie May and barge Dandy with 2,500 bushels of oats for Richardsons' elevator arrived from Napanee this morning.

The steamer Arabian, from Chicago to Montreal, lightered 24,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator this morning.

The steamer Alexandria, in passing down last evening, touched at Craig & Co.'s wharf. The steamer carried a heavy load of freight.

The returns for the Canadian Sault canal show that up to the end of August 2,661 vessels, carrying 2,189,964 tons of freight, passed through the locks this season. This is a decrease of 200 vessels and nearly 1,000,000 tons of freight from last year.

The steamer Spartan on her trip down from Toronto experienced rough weather on the lake last night. Officers of the steamer say they passed through a hurricane which was accompanied by a terrific rainfall. The steamer was knocked about considerably but rode out the storm without any mishap.

Yesterday afternoon while the steamyacht Consuela, owned by J. Rafferty, Alexandria Bay, was en route from that port to Kingston something went wrong with her machinery. She put into Milton Island, where the steamyacht Miltonia picked her up and towed her to this port for repairs.

While running across the lake last evening, and while in the vicinity of the Main Ducks, the schooner Fleetwing encountered a terrific gale. Accompanying the gale there were heavy thunder and vivid lightning. Capt. Shaw says the thunder and lightning were the severest he ever experienced. The staunch schooner weathered the storm all right, but came into port minus a foresail, which was blown away before it could be reefed. The Fleetwing will continue her trips across the lake as long as the weather holds favorable.

p.6 Extending The Service - The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company have decided to extend their service next season, and the boats between Toronto and Montreal will make Charlotte a port of call, both on the up and down trips. They will also put on another vessel in addition to the Hamilton, to call at Bay of Quinte ports and it is probable that the Spartan will be placed on that route. [Toronto Mail]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1898