The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1898

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To Continue The Work.

Superintendent Godwin, of the public works department, Ottawa, who was in the city this week, has ordered that the dredging of the harbor be continued this fall until the entire cut has been completed. This will take at least a month yet. The dredge is at present working in the vicinity of Swift's wharf. The channel from that point to the end of the shoal, north of the M.T. company's elevator, has been lowered to an average depth of eighteen feet.


The steamer Glengarry, coal laden from Charlotte, arrived this morning for the M.T. company.

The schooner Annie Falconer, Sodus, arrived this morning with a cargo of coal for W.G. Craig & Co.

The new Bessemer schooner Roebling made a new grain record out of Duluth when she cleared with 252,000 bushels of wheat.

The old sloop Dolphin, at one time owned in Chippewa Bay, has at last become a total wreck. She is ashore at the foot of Wolfe Island.

Capt. Simpson, who built the steamer Brockville for the Brockville navigation company, will probably to to Brockville shortly to start work on a new boat for the Ottawa river navigation company.

The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company will not order the construction of the steamer Kingston until it is seen how the steamer Toronto will turn out. There is talk of purchasing a steamer in the United States.

Still On the Rocks.

Watertown, N.Y., Nov. 18th - The barge "H.B.," bound from Oswego to Ogdensburg, which went on the rocks near Sackett's Harbor on Lake Ontario with the captain, family and crew on board, is still stranded. It is believed she can be saved, but owing to the heavy sea it is difficult for tugs to get close to render assistance. If a part of her 600 ton cargo of coal can be gotten off she can be floated. The life saving crew are on hand and have a line to the barge to save those on board should the gale renew its violence. The barge is not leaking very badly.

Incidents of the Day - It is said that the people in the vicinity of Huyck's Point have recovered considerable quantities of coal thrown into the lake to lighten the barge Kildonan, and that they are being charged $4 per ton for all so secured.

p.3 Collins Bay Breezes - Times are rather dull as nearly all the men working for the Lesslie company are down at the Cornwall bridge. The schooner Ripple, from Timber Island, is in for a load of bran and flour.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer Lake Michigan, Montreal to Cleveland, touched at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1898