The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1899

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The schooner Burton cleared today for Charlotte.

The barge Dorchester is being repaired in Davis' dry-dock.

The barge Jennie is hauled on the M.T. company marine railway.

The tug Bronson cleared this morning for Oswego with two light barges, to load coal for Montreal.

The steamer Glengarry and consorts and the S.S. Bannockburn and consorts are expected at the M.T. company's elevator on Saturday and Sunday.

The R. & O. steamer Bohemian broke her air pump yesterday, and is delayed at Prescott until Sunday. Passengers are being taken to Montreal by train.

Walter Bradley company, Oswego, has secured the contract to build 350 feet of timber crib breakwater at Cape Vincent. The price is $44,000. It is not proposed to do any work of construction this year, but the trench must be excavated and filled with stone before winter closes in.

Ottawa Citizen: The tug Col. Bowie is tied up at the canal basin with three barges of lumber. One is bound for Cape Vincent and the other two for Oswego. This will probably be the last shipment made to the American ports this season, as transportation on Lake Ontario is greatly hampered by the rough weather which sets in about this season.

It has frequently been stated that when the St. Lawrence canals are deepened, vessels drawing fourteen feet of water will be able to go right through to Montreal. To this a well-known marine man said this morning that such a thing was almost impossible, and gave reasons therefore. He pointed out that in going down the river, there are three rapids, one at Iroquois point, outside of Cardinal, another at Doran's point, and the rapid Deplat, where the water is not of sufficient depth to enable vessels to go safely down. At Iroquois point the water is only fourteen feet and at Doran's point thirteen feet. The Deplat rapid, which was thought to be twenty-five feet deep, is only fourteen feet. Some people will say that the vessels could go down the canals, but the majority of the canals are built only for vessels coming up. The marine men here do not think there is any chance of Kingston losing her vessel trade.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fleetwing cleared yesterday for Oswego with lumber.

The steamer Lake Michigan from Montreal called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Corsican called at Swift's wharf today on the down and up trips.

The steamer Cyclone brought another excursion party from Cape Vincent today.

The steamer Bohemian arrived from Prescott this morning and entered the government dry dock for repairs. She will be out again on Saturday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1899