The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1899

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The M.T. company's barge Toronto is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The sloop Echo, from Deseronto, is unloading mill wood at the Grove Inn dock.

The schooner Annie Falconer, with coal for J. Sowards, arrived from Charlotte yesterday.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts Melrose and Selkirk cleared today for Fort William.

R.J.J. Newman expects to have a steamboat running out of Cape Vincent this summer.

If the wind lulls the schooner Emery will leave this evening for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The steamer Whittaker, from Chicago with 54,000 bushels of corn, was discharged at Mooers' elevator today.

Capt. Towers, formerly of the steamer Lincoln, will command the steamer Lakeside out of Toronto this season.

The steambarge Clinton and consort Lisgar left Toronto for Toledo on Tuesday to load timber for Garden Island.

The tug Hiram Easton ran into an interprovincial bridge pier at Ottawa and did $200 damage. The pier was not lighted.

The tug Active left last night for Oswego and Sodus Point with three barges to load coal, two for Montreal and one for this port.

The schooner Katie Eccles arrived from Cobourg last night with oats for the M.T. company's elevator and wheat for Richardsons' elevator.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived from Belleville yesterday with 7,000 bushels of wheat for J. Richardson & Sons. She cleared for bay ports again.

C.F. Gildersleeve, in Ottawa, says this will be the busiest season on record for the mail line. The company has more contracts entered ahead than for any previous year in its history.

The steamer Whittaker, consigned to Mooers', ran past the elevator last night and in turning ran aground opposite Craig's wharf. She was pulled off this morning by the tug D.G. Thomson without injury.

The steam barge Clinton, Toronto, has taken out clearance papers for Toledo where she will engage in the timber trade between that port and Kingston. The Clinton will take in tow the schooner Lisgar, which will likewise engage in carrying lumber.

The attention of the harbor master is called to the custom of several captains of dropping anchor in the harbor channel. This practice has been carried on so far as to become an intolerable inconvenience. Masters of large steamers coming entering port make a general complaint. This morning two small vessels rode at anchor right in the centre of the channel, and on that account the steamer Whittaker ran aground. The captain with insufficient room to turn his steamer was crowded too far to the west side of the channel. Capt. Gaskin is of the opinion that the council would act wisely in allowing harbor master McCammon to remain close to the harbor and not place him at the fair grounds, out of reach of sailors. But should not the chief of police act as harbor master?

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 10th - Up: steamer Queen of the West, Kingston to Cleveland, light; steamer Samoa, Prescott to Buffalo, light.

Down: steamer Empire State, Toledo to Kingston; steamer Iron Duke, Chicago to Prescott, corn.

Port Dalhousie, May 10th - Up: steamer Clinton, Toronto to Toledo, light;

Down: steamer Huron, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Queen of the Lakes, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer W.B. Morley, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Byron Whitaker, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Melbourne, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo.

p.3 Napanee, May 11th - ....Milton Joyce has started his ferry between North Fredericksburg and Adolphustown, about one mile east of Deseronto. This ferry is run by horse power and is thirty-five feet long and fifteen feet wide. This will be a very great convenience for the farmers of Adolphustown, and a drive of many miles will be shortened very materially.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1899