The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1898

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p.1 The Cornwall Bridge - Lesslie has got chains attached now.



Last night the tug Active cleared for Prescott, light.

The schooner Acacia has cleared for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The tug Hall cleared Sunday night with five grain-laden barges for Montreal.

The schooner Annie Falconer has arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal forWilliam Drury.

The schooner Suffel, from Burlington, unloaded 6,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator.

The schooner Pilot, from bay ports with 21,000 bushels of rye, and the sloop Madcap, with 1,000 bushels of barley, have reached Richardsons' elevator.

The schooner Oliver Mowat cleared for up the lake, after discharging 12,200 bushels of peas and wheat, from Lake Ontario ports, at the M.T. company's elevator.

The steamer Niagara, from Port Huron and Detroit, after unloading 21,500 bushels of peas and rye at the M.T. company's elevator, cleared for Oswego to take on a cargo of coal.

The steamer Rosemount reached the M.T. company's elevator yesterday morning with 74,500 bushels of wheat from Fort William. She cleared for the latter place last night.

The schooner Fabiola, coal-laden from Oswego, reached Swift & Co.'s wharf last evening. She was delayed for several days at Oswego owing to contrary gales, but succeeded in making the run across the lake without damage.

The steamer St. Andrews is at Richardsons' elevator with 37,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. In trying to make the elevator on Saturday night she ran on one of the shoals in that part of the harbor. She was released by the tug Active.

It is expected that both the steamers Rosemount and Bannockburn will be able to make two more trips before laying up this season. The Rosemount got away last evening and it is expected the Bannockburn will clear tomorrow morning for Fort William.

Capt. Gaskin says that as soon as the weather settles somewhat another attempt will be made to release the tow barge Hector, stranded in a bay on the north shore a few miles above Wellington. It is not the intention of the company to leave the barge there if she can be brought to this port.

Capt. Gaskin returned this morning from Kincardine, five miles below which point the steamer Bannockburn went ashore Thursday during a heavy snow storm. The beach was sandy, so that the steamer, running slowly at the time, went on easy and did not damage herself. It was found necessary to lighter part of her cargo to release her, when she backed off and continued her trip. She left the Welland canal this morning and is expected to arrive here tonight. She will be discharged at once and clear again.

Cause A Lot of Trouble - Capt. Gaskin thinks fire on steamyacht Sophy was started by someone deliberately.

p.4 The Sophy Burned - steamyacht owned by Henderson Bros.; was in winter quarters at the Kingston foundry wharf; wheelhouse and part of upper cabin was burned; was insured for $3,800; thought to be of incendiary origin.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer D.D. Calvin and schooner Ceylon, coal laden from Oswego, passed down to Brockville yesterday. The steamer returned to the same port today with the schooner Augustus. These boats will make half a dozen trips between Brockville and Oswego before laying up.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1898