The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1899

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p.2 The tugs Bronson and Thomson arrived from Montreal with nine light barges. The Bronson cleared yesterday for Montreal with four grain laden, and today the Thomson cleared with the same number.



The steamer Iona, Montreal to Belleville, was in port yesterday.

The tug Active arrived from Oswego with two barges laden with coal.

The Nightingale now makes four trips daily on the Clayton-Fine View route.

The Island Belle began running on the Clayton-Ogdensburg route Wednesday.

The steamer Columbian, bound to Toronto, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf at noon yesterday.

The steam yacht Lillie May, Clayton, with a party of pleasure seekers aboard, was in port yesterday.

The steam yacht Visgar, Alexandria Bay, touched at this part yesterday afternoon, remaining an hour or two.

The steamer Corsican, Montreal to Toronto, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf yesterday afternoon on her regular trip.

A.G. Ross, Iroquois, purchased the government steam yacht Mabel C., lying at Gananoque, for $365.

The steamer Caspian, bound down yesterday, established a record between Cobourg and Kingston, covering the distance in six hours and forty-five minutes.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts, from Fort William, arrived yesterday morning at the M.T. company's elevator with 185,000 bushels of wheat. They will clear tonight for Duluth.

A large racoon was captured in the paddle box of the steamer Pierrepont at Gananoque. It is supposed that the animal swam from one of the islands near Gananoque and took refuge in the paddle box.

The steamer Orion with corn from Toledo to Kingston, the tug De? , and two scows, Port Arthur to Kingston, and the steamer Niagara, Ashland to Kingston, lumber, are in the Welland canal, coming east.

The steam yacht Columbian, Alexandria Bay, with a party of carpenters aboard, was in port yesterday. The carpenters were about returning to their homes in New York state and took an outing before doing so.

p.6 Getting Ready To Raise Her - The Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking company is still engaged with the tug Walker. The chains holding the wrecked tug to the schooner Grantham have been loosened from the port to the starboard side. Tomorrow another barge will be placed alongside the Grantham and the chains got in readiness for lifting the Walker. The company has orders to place the wreck on the M.T. company's marine railway, and if the weather holds favorable this will be accomplished perhaps by Thursday.

A Diver After The Rudder - The steamer Glengarry will probably be off the government dry dock tonight, after having received repairs to the stern, where she was leaking. In entering the dry dock on Saturday the rudder of the steamer dropped off, and this afternoon one of the divers of the Donnelly company went down into the depths to bring up the lost article.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Cuba, from Toledo and the Persia, from Montreal, touched at this port yesterday. The steamers Iona, from Montreal, and the Ocean from Toronto, called here today.

The steamer Melbourne lost a bucket off her wheel while coming up the river on Saturday morning. The Donnelly company made the necessary repairs.

Inspecting The Boat - The steamer Cambria was delayed a couple of hours this morning in getting away with the right section of "A" field battery. Government inspector Thompson started to work at her at one o'clock this morning, and inspector Horn at six o'clock. As soon as their labors were concluded the steamer cleared for Niagara.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1899