The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1899

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p.3 Deseronto, May 22nd - ....The steam barge Sequin arrived here Wednesday from Ashland, Wis., with the first cargo of iron ore of the season for the iron works. She unloaded and left on Saturday. Government dredge Queen finished work at iron company's dock Wednesday last and moved down to the steam boat dock, where a couple of day's work was done, and returned to Belleville Saturday morning. The steam barge VanAllen left with a cargo of lumber for Oswego on Friday evening....



The schooner Eliza White cleared yesterday for Trenton with corn from Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Ralph and consort Harold, from Chicago, are at the M.T. company's elevator with 98,800 bushels of corn. Also the steamer Merrimac from Chicago with corn.

Departures from M.T. elevator: steamers Stafford and consorts; steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, for Fort William; tug Active with four grain laden barges for Montreal; schooner Mary Ann Lydon to Oswego for coal; steamer Empire State for Toledo; tug Bronson for Montreal with six grain laden barges.

Murray Canal Signal Lights.

A very desirable and much needed change has just been made in the signal lights at east and west entrance to Murray canal. The new lights stand eighteen feet above deck of pier, and are therefore thirty feet above the water. By a very ingenious contrivance the lamp is elevated to top of signal from inside, so that it comes exactly in proper focus for the fresnel lens, which produces a powerful and brilliant light, the operator not requiring to go outside at all, the hexagon house at the base forming a perfect protection from the weather, as well as a convenient storeroom for oil, lamp chimneys, etc. The house and tube through which the lamp is conducted to the lens are made of heavy galvanized steel, and are practically indestructible.

An iron ladder is provided on the outside to enable the attendant to clean the lens, which is twelve inches in diameter, made of the best flint glass, in three sections. Mariners will appreciate the great advantage of these new lights, as the entrance to the canal will be thoroughly marked, and if the red lights on the bridge are in range a straight course for the entrance is secured.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 23rd - Up: steamer Sequin, Deseronto to Buffalo, light; yacht Mary, Napanee to Buffalo; steamer Iron Age, Prescott to Cleveland, light; steamer Bannockburn and barges, Kingston to Fort William, light; steamer Arabian, Montreal to Toledo, light; steamer Topeka, Oswego to Chicago, coal.

Port Dalhousie, May 23rd - Up: steamer Toltec, Oswego to Chicago, coal; barge Mystec ?, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer Persia, Montreal to St. Catharines, general cargo.

Down: steamer P.J. Ralph, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge Harold, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Melbourne, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Merrimac, Duluth to Kingston, corn; steamer Massachusetts, Duluth to Kingston, corn.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Two Brothers unloaded coal at Anglins today.

May 24, 1899

not published - Queen's Birthday - Empire Day

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1899