The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1899

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The sloop Pilot left port this morning to load grain at Trenton.

The steamer Erin cleared for the Welland canal last evening.

The schooner Eliza White cleared for Brighton today to load grain.

The schooner Annie Falconer left Oswego yesterday afternoon for this port.

The tug Active cleared for Montreal today with four grain laden barges.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts will leave this evening for Fort William.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived from Oswego last night with coal for S. Anglin.

The schooner Pilot cleared last night for Trenton to load grain for this port.

The sloop Idlewild, light, cleared last night for Deseronto to load grain for this port.

The steamer Niko, with corn from Chicago, was expected to arrive here this afternoon.

The sloop Laura D., with rye from Trenton, was discharged at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa with 90,000 bushels of corn arrived from Toledo today.

The schooner Wave Crest arrived from Oswego last evening with a cargo of coal for Booth & Co.

Capt. Oliver, jr., is negotiating for the purchase of the schooner Kate, sailed by Capt. DeWitt.

The steamer John Milne, coal laden from Oswego, touched at this port last night bound for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Denver, from Chicago, with 50,000 bushels of corn, reached the M.T. company's elevator last night.

The steambarge Coaster was employed yesterday in laying gas buoys in the United States channel above and below Cape Vincent.

Capt. D. Mills, of the steamer Algerian, left for Montreal today to sail on the steamer Hamilton until the Algerian is ready to sail.

Tomorrow the steamer Hamilton will leave Montreal for Hamilton, opening her season's service. She will reach this port on Friday night.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts left Garden Island for Two Harbors to load timber. They will pick up their cargoes at 6 different ports.

The sloop Maggie L., with peas from Conway, unloaded part of her cargo at Richardson's elevator yesterday and left for Collins Bay this morning with the remainder.

A few logs had to be removed from Cataraqui bridge last week to allow the steamer North King to pass through. They were replaced yesterday under the supervision of George Menary.

The steam yacht Ruth, Alexandria Bay, has gone to Oswego to have a new boiler placed. She will be used on the St. Lawrence river near Mr. Wallace's summer home below Oak Island Point.

The coal carriers by vessel are complaining of the freights, apparently with good reason. They get only twenty cents a ton for carrying it across the lake, and the carter who moves a load a block gets twenty-five cents. Thereupon they kick.

Last evening the steamer Parthia left Garden Island for Prescott with one of the new steel barges built at the Bertram iron works for the Prescott elevator company. The barge was brought down from Toronto by the steamer D.D. Calvin.

James Carroll, mate of the steamer Columbian, left for Sorel today to board his boat. Mr. Carroll has been a faithful employee of the R. & O. navigation company for many years, and has sailed as mate of the Columbian since her arrival in Canadian waters.

The government tug Pratt arrived from Montreal last night and left again at eight o'clock, having in tow the government dredge, tug and scows which were employed in local harbor improvements last summer. The dredge will operate at Chicoutimi during the current season. Superintendent Howden came up on the tug Pratt to look after the transfer.

p.4 Incidents of the Day - The schooner W.Y. Emery, Capt. A. Mitchell, left Toronto today for Oswego to load coal.

The Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking company's steamer Eurydice will arrive from Picton next week, and with the wrecker Grantham she will proceed to the scene of the Walker wreck off Nicholson's Island. Timbers, pumps and other requisites are being placed on the Grantham.

In addtion to his duties as inspector for Inland Lloyd's and examiner of masters and mates, Capt. T. Donnelly has accepted the position as marine inspector for the Western and British American assurance companies. From his long experience in surveying and in handling damaged vessels it is considered by marine men that the companies have secured the services of a most competent inspector, through whom they will derive considerable financial benefit. His duties consist of inspecting hulls and cargoes damaged by accident on which the companies hold risks, with a view to saving property. Capt. Donnelly is held in high esteem by marine men on both sides of the inland water route.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - Nicholas Henderson is building a new steam yacht at Booth & Co.'s yard. It is seventy-two feet long, eleven feet beam and eight feet deep. It will be fitted with triple compound engines and will develop a speed of fourteen miles an hour.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1899