The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1899

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A barge was loaded at Richardsons' elevator this morning for Montreal.

The tug Bronson, with four grain laden barges, left for Montreal today.

The schooner Freeman cleared for Deseronto today to load lumber for Oswego.

The steamer Nile, from Deseronto with lumber, passed down the river yesterday.

The tugs Thomson and Jessie Hall left for Montreal yesterday with eight barges grain-laden.

The sloop H.M. Ballou and tug Maggie May and barge cleared for bay ports yesterday to load grain.

The barge Hector was expected to leave the government drydock this afternoon to be replaced by the steamer Chicora.

The steamer Pierrepont commenced running on her summer time table this morning, taking in the daily trip to Gananoque.

The R. & O. navigation company's steamer Hamilton will leave Montreal on her first trip of the season on May 4th.

The steamer Armenia, having in tow the schooner S.H. Dunn, cleared at noon today for Port Colborne. The Dunn is bound for Toledo to load timber for Garden Island.

The steamer Arabian, wintered at this port, cleared yesterday for Port Dalhousie to enter the dry dock, after which she proceeds to Duluth. Morton Allen, son of Capt. J. Allen, has shipped on her as watchman.

According to marine gossip, the steamer Cambria has changed owners, George Palmer, Toronto, having sold her to W.J. Mills, of the same city, who will fit her up in first class shape for her old route to Alexandria Bay.

Capt. Grass, who has been in the city for the past month refitting the steamer Armenia, left today for Sarnia with his vessel. The crew were composed mostly of Kingstonians. Charles J. McSorley, Johnston street, sailed as engineer.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, April 26th - Up: Schooner Singapore, Hamilton to Port Colborne, light; steamer Elfinmere, Ogdensburg to Chicago, light; schooner John Rugee, Oswego to Chicago, coal.

Down: Schooner Antelope, Port Dalhousie to Charlotte, light.

Port Colborne, April 26th - Up: Schooner Queen of the Lakes, Kingston to Toledo, light; steamer W.B. Morley, Oswego to Chicago, light; steamer Elfinmere, Ogdensburg to Chicago, light; schooner Singapore, Hamilton to Cleveland, light.

The schooners Queen of the Lakes and Singapore, outbound, will be delayed here several days owing to the immense body of floating ice, which will interfere with their sailing on the lakes.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Navigation at Buffalo, N.Y., was opened this morning by the steamer Majestic, which cleared for Cleveland light. She was quickly followed out of the harbor by other steamers.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1899