The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1898

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p.2 The M.T. company's barge Nebraska left Davis' dry dock this morning and the barge Star entered for repairs.


The schooner Annandale, light, cleared for Charlotte today.

The sloop Anelia, with a cargo of lumber, left Rathbun's yard this morning for Stella.

The schooners Keewatin, Annie Minnes and Trade Wind, light, cleared for lake ports yesterday.

The tug Edmond and barge Columbia left for Bedford Mills today after discharging wood at the Grove Inn wharf.

The steamer Arigon discharged 75,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator this morning and cleared for Chicago.

The S.S. Algonquin, after discharging a cargo of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator, sailed last midnight for Lake Superior.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal yesterday with two light barges and returned this morning with three barges, grain laden.

Discharged at Richardsons' elevator today: sloop Minnie, Howe Island, 1,500 bushels of oats; sloop Dandy, Gananoque, 3,000 bushels of oats; sloop Laura D., bay ports, 2,500 bushels of oats.

On Monday the steamer Charles E. Eddy, bound for Chicago with iron ore, stranded at Biddle Point, Mackinac Island. She is out three feet forward, and will have to be lightered before released.

The steamers Linden and H.E. Runnels, owned in Port Huron, have been chartered for the coal trade on the Atlantic coast, and will leave for the coast in a few days. A large number of schooners will also leave the inland lakes to ply on the coast.

p.4 Witnessed The Destructive Work - The crew of the steamer Arigan (sic), discharged at the M.T. company's elevator this morning, witnessed the destruction at St. Catharines wrought by Monday's storm.... (a cyclone)

p.6 The Feeling In Buffalo - John Donnelly, jr., returned this morning from Buffalo. He says the Buffalo marine men are quite apprehensive of the detrimental effect which the enlarged St. Lawrence canals will have, when completed, on the grain trade of that city. The enlarged canals will likely mean a diverson of the traffic from Buffalo direct to Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1898