The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1899

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The schooner Freeman cleared for Sodus today.

The tug Hall arrived with two light barges from Montreal.

The schooner Acacia arrived at Crawford's with coal from Sodus.

The schooner Echo from Trenton is unloading wood at Crawford's.

The tug Active cleared last night for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

The dredge Queen commenced operations at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

p.4 North Channel Improvements - Prescott, Aug. 23rd - It is expected the water will be let into the north channel improvement works this week. The new channel, which is an air line three miles in length, three hundred feet in width, eighteen feet in depth, passes through Drummond and Spencer Islands and ? shoals, is one of the improvements of the St. Lawrence route started two years ago, and the first to be made available. The work was started on June 1st, 1897, and has never ceased. The above improvements are going on five miles below this town.

p.6 To Dredge the Slips - board of health wants dredging done in slips around Barracks.

A Very Light Wind - Toronto, Aug. 23rd - second trial race between Genesee and Beaver not likely to finish within time limit.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Valencia, Toledo, is at Booth & Co.'s wharf with 1,100 tons of coal.

Called at Craig's wharf: steamer Argyle from Oswego; steamer Ocean from Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1899