The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1899

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The schooner Kate cleared today for Oswego.

The steamer Arabian cleared this afternoon for Duluth.

The tug Hall cleared today with four grain laden barges for Montreal.

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

The schooners Freeman and Acacia arrived from Sodus today with coal for Crawford & Co.

The sloops Maggie L., Laura D. and Madcap, from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator today.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts Melrose and Dunmore arrived today from Fort William and Duluth with 175,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. company.


An Unsuccessful Attempt.

Divers were unsuccessful in their search for the body of Mrs. (Capt.) Griffin, supposed to be in the cabin of the schooner St. Peter which foundered seven miles west of Sodus Bay last October. One diver went down 110 feet. Another search will be made. Miss Anna Griffin, the captain's daughter, accompanied the divers to the scene of the wreck. An attempt was made to remove the mast, at the request of the United States government engineer, but it was found impossible. Fourteen feet of the spar were broken off.

Had a Trial Run.

Last evening the new steamer India had a trial run around the harbor and behaved herself beautifully. Her engines worked charmingly and she answered her steering gear to perfection. This afternoon she cleared for Cleveland to load coal for Fort William; after she goes to Serpent River, Wis., to load iron ore for Deseronto.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Spartan on her up trip today was delayed two hours through a couple of barges being aground in the Cornwall canal. The grounding was caused by a stiff head wind.

The steamers Corsican and Spartan called at Swift's wharf today.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1899