The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1899

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The sloop Peruvian cleared today for Deseronto.

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

The M.T. company's barge Alberta came off Davis' dry dock today.

The steambarge Alberta arrived at Crawford's wharf from Oswego with coal.

The tug Hall left today with two coal and two grain-laden barges for Montreal.

The steamer John Milne passed up today from Smith's Falls on her way to Oswego.

The tug Bronson will be ready for launching in about ten days. She has been built very rapidly, the upper works being now almost completed. Work was commenced on the Bronson three weeks ago.

Steamer America Took the Trip.

Owing to a stoppage in navigation by the carrying away of the by-wash at the fifth lock of the Beauharnois canal, the steamer America, of the Thousand Island steamboat company, made the trip to Prescott this morning, leaving at the usual time. This was done at the request of the R. & O. company, as it had no steamer this morning on the western end of the line. The steamer Empire State took the America's trip among the islands this afternoon.

Drowned at Fort William - Joseph Bryant, deckhand on the steamer Arabian, drowned at Fort William.

p.2 Majestic In Port - new steamer, built by Polson Co., Toronto, for the Richelieu River navigation company, on way to St. Johns, Que.; 112 feet x 22 feet x 6 feet; fore and aft compound engines; commanded by Capt. Naylor.

p.6 Saved Very Little - only engine and boilers of Miltonia left.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Orion leaves tonight for Fort William with her consort.

The steamer Alexandria, from Montreal, is expected at Craig's wharf at eight o'clock this evening.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1899