The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1899

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The barge Maggie entered Davis' dry dock for repairs today.

The tug Glide, rebuilt this winter, will be launched Tuesday or Wednesday.

The propellers Ocean and Persia will leave Toronto on their first trip on May 1st.

The schooner Annandale was discharged of her cargo of coal today and will leave for Charlotte as soon as the harbor is clear of ice.

The Milwaukee Wisconsin says cargoes of corn to Kingston or Prescott, Ont. on through rate have been secured at Chicago for the steamers Topeka and Denver.

The steamer Macassa of the Hamilton steamboat company reached Toronto on Monday on her first trip for the season.She is in command of Capt. W. Crawford.

The steamer Chieftain left the government dry dock this afternoon and the M.T. company's lake barge Minnedosa took her place. As soon as the Minnedosa is discharged the barge Hector or some other barge of the company's fleet will be docked.

The New York, Ontario and Western railroad company, through Mr. Blodgett, Toronto, has purchased the barge Thomas L. Parker, in addition to the J.H. Rutter and Metacomet. These vessels belonged to the Atlantic transportation company, now in the hands of a receiver.

The Kingston and Montreal transportation company is moving its plant from the Allen site to its own property, known as Mitchell's shipyard, nearer the main road. New buildings for blacksmith shop, machine shop and saw mill are being erected. The old site is owned by Mr. Allen, Brockville.

It was asserted that the barge Hector, sunk at Brighton all winter, could not be brought to the city wiithout the constant use of pumps. The barge reached port yesterday in tow of the tugs Thomson and Hall and is now resting on the bottom of the Barrack street slip. To bring her down safely through the ice it was found necessary to place a large canvas jacket over her bottom to cover the holes, which was done after pumping the barge out with a steam syphon. The jacket covers fully two-thirds of the bottom from the bow sternwards and is the first one to be used by the company for such a purpose. It well answered its requirements in keeping out water on the way down. Capt. Fleming and diver William Newman gave valuable assistance in bringing the wreck down, the latter proving himself a first-class diver, and according to members of the crew, second to none in this district.

Petty Smuggling Indulged In - sailors smuggling in items from the U.S.


Canada's Cup Dates Decided.

Toronto, April 19th - The Royal Canadian yacht club has named Monday, August 21st, as the date for the first race for the "Canada's" Cup. The succeeding races will be sailed on consecutive days as provided in the articles of agreement. The honorary secretary, Mr. Seaver, of the R.C.Y.C., will notify the Chicago yacht club of the selection of the date. It will be remembered that from time to time other dates have been announced in the press, but these had to be abandoned from one cause or another. The grant of $1,000 by the Toronto city council for the race removed the existing obstacles, and the R.C.Y.C. without delay selected August 21st.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - A. Turcotte will likely lease the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company's shipyard and carry on ship repairing.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1899