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

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p.1 Soundings Were Taken - Port Colborne, June 3rd - Owing to misleading statements published lately regarding the depth of the water in the harbor at Port Maitland, Dew (Dow ?) Carter on the tug Golden City visited that harbor yesterday and sounded the water with the following result: Eleven and one half feet of water was found outside of Port Maitland piers for a quarter of a mile and right in mid-channel. The harbor inside however is not safe for boats drawing more than nine feet of water to enter.



The schooner Wavecrest cleared for Oswego today.

The steamer Corsican will arrive up from Montreal tomorrow afternoon.

The tug Active arrived from Prescott today with four light barges.

The sloop Granger took lumber to Stella today for the Rathbun company.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooners Pilot and Laura D., from bay ports with peas, barley and wheat.

The steamer Alexandria, Montreal to Hamilton, called at Craig & Co.'s wharf last evening. She had thirty-five passengers aboard.

Tonight the S.S. Bannockburn and consorts Winnipeg and Dunmore will arrive at the M.T. company elevator from Fort William.

Should the tug Walker be raised today she will be immediately brought down and placed in the dry dock. The weather has been most favorable today for the work.

The steamer Columbian carried a heavy passenger list on her down trip yesterday. So many passengers were aboard that many of them had to sleep on cots.

The machinery of the steamer Erin became disabled after leaving Port Colborne Thursday and she ran back to make the repairs. The steamer towing the barge Danforth departed again last evening for Cleveland.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1899