The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1899

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The steamer Persia was at Craig's wharf last night.

The schooner Falconer from Oswego is unloading coal for P. Walsh.

The houseboat Marie in tow of a tug was taken up the Rideau today by John Tuttle.

The propeller Myles arrived up from Montreal this afternoon and proceeded to Toronto.

Two barges were loaded with 32,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator today, destined for Montreal.

The steamer Toronto passed down early this morning on her way to Prescott, and arrived up again early this afternoon.

The Hamilton route steamers, the Hamilton and Algerian touched at Swift's wharf last evening, the former up, the latter down.

The sloop Minnie from Stella with 1,000 bushels of wheat and the Granger.from Amherst Island with hay, discharged at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

Iron is heavier than wood, yet mathematical calculations show that an iron ship weighs twenty-seven per cent less than a wooden one, and will carry 116 tons of cargo for every 100 tons carried by a wooden ship of the same dimensions, and both loaded to the same draught of water.

The schooner Eliza Fisher struck a sunken shoal off Navy Point at the entrance of Sacketts Harbor during a heavy gale. She was trying to make the port for shelter when she grounded. She sustained a severe break in her starboard side and is leaking badly.

p.2 Toronto Beats the Corona - the Toronto and Corona left Niagara-on-the-Lake at the same time, and the Toronto beat the Corona to Toronto by nine minutes.

p.6 New Steamer Argyle - The new steamer Argyle was presented with a magnificent set of colors by the town of Picton before leaving, and Capt. was made the recipient of an address.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fleetwing cleared for Oswego this morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1899