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

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The tug Bronson cleared today for Montreal with five grain-laden barges.

The sloop Minnie cleared this morning for Conway to load wheat for this port.

The schooner Freeman, Oswego, is discharging a cargo of coal at Crawford & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer Bannockburn on this trip down from Fort William carried 81,000 bushels of wheat, which is almost a port record.

The schooner Katie Eccles, Wellington, discharged 8,700 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s elevator today and cleared again for Wellington.

The tug Maggie May and barge Dandy arrived from Washburn this morning with 4,500 bushels of wheat. After discharging at Richardson & Sons' elevator, they cleared again for Washburn.

The tug Hiram Easton, with two lumber laden barges, bound from Ottawa to Picton and Deseronto, touched at this port last evening. On the way up the canal the tug struck a pier and damaged her stern slightly, but not sufficiently to delay her progress. Pilot M. Mallen was in charge.

The Schooner Emery Ashore.

During a heavy fog which hung over the lake yesterday the schooner W.Y. Emery went ashore on the south west corner of the Main Ducks. She was not hard on, and only needed to be relieved of part of her cargo of coal to be floated off. Word was sent to this city to send a lighter and tug to the release of the schooner, but the Montreal transportation company did not have a lake-going tug in port at the time. The Emery is owned by Capt. Mitchell of this port and was on her way across the lake on her first trip of the season, laden with coal from Oswego for P. Walsh. As the weather is fine it is thought little difficulty will be experienced in getting the schooner free. Capt. Montgomery, of the schooner Freeman, which entered port this morning, passed close by the Ducks last evening, but owing to a dense fog was unable to gain a glimpse of the stranded schooner.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, May 19th - Up: steamer H.R. James, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer W.J. Averell, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer Pueblo, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer Gov. Smith, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; barge R. Halloran, Ogdensburg to Buffalo, light.

Port Colborne, May 18th - Up: steamers Melbourne, Montreal to Cleveland, general cargo; Rocket, Montreal to Collingwood, light; Cadillac, Kingston to Marquette, light.

Down: steamers Nicaragua and barge, Duluth to Kingston, corn and wheat; City of London, Collingwood to Montreal.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Columbian, Montreal to Toronto, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf this afternoon on her first trip of the season.

The schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, is discharging coal at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1899