The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1899

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The schooner Kate cleared today for Oswego.

The steamer Bothnia cleared for Buffalo with lumber.

The schooners Freeman cleared for Sodus and the Burton for Oswego.

The tug Hall cleared last night with four grain-laden barges for Montreal.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts cleared this morning for Fort William.

The schooners Pilot and Echo, from Trenton, with wood are at Crawford's wharf.

The tug Thomson arrived today from Montreal with five barges, and cleared with six barges, grain-laden.

The steamer Laverdune, of Ottawa, has been chartered by the Brockville navigation company for the balance of the season. She can carry one hundred passengers.

As the R. & O. steamer Spartan was on her way up through the Cornwall canal on Wednesday night some passing barges got in her way and she was obliged to hug the shore very close. The consequence was that she grounded. She was released, however, after a delay of only about half an hour and reached Kingston yesterday afternoon.

Incidents of the Day - A severe storm raged on the lake yesterday and the steamer Argyle experienced a rough trip. Nearly all the passengers were terribly sick, and one gentleman had to act as nurse to ten women. The Argyle was several hours late.

Barge Sprang a Leak - The steambarge Alberta nearly came to grief Wednesday in the bay. She was carrying a load of cedar posts from Trenton to Deseronto, and when about two miles east of the harbor here she sprang a leak. The captain put on all steam and made for the dock at Massassauga Point, where he ran the Alberta's bow on the beach. When the barge reached the dock her hold was full of water and she had listed to one side. The pumps were put to work and the vessel was righted. She was afterwards caulked and proceeded on her way to Deseronto with her cargo. [Belleville Ontario]

p.3 U.S. Ship Canal Scheme - to connect Lakes Erie and Ontario with a ship canal around Niagara Falls.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1899