The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1899

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The tug Active left today with five grain-laden barges for Montreal.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego this morning with coal for Crawford & Co. Repairs to the steamer Glengarry have been completed and today she cleared for Fort William.

The tug Nellie Reid left for Montreal today with a grain-laden barge from Richardsons' elevator.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooner Echo and sloops Idlewild and Dandy, from bay ports, with wheat and rye.

On account of the wind yesterday the steamer New Island Wanderer, on the Cape Vincent route, was obliged to make her trips by the longer route, around the foot of Wolfe Island.

Arrivals at the M.T. company's elevator: schooner Katie Eccles, from Colborne, with 9,000 bushels of barley; schooner Annie Minnes, from Consecon, with 12,000 bushels of wheat.

Marine men here would like to see the dredge remain in Kingston harbor for two or three years. In fact they claim this city is entitled to such a grant by the government. Port Hope, Darlington, Newcastle and other places have had dredges working there for long periods. These places are of no marine consequence as compared to Kingston. Why should not the latter harbor be put in proper shape? Although a dredge worked here all last summer and fall, yet large vessels are still going aground right in the channel. The dredge Queen is working about the lower end of the harbor now, but to be of much consequence it should remain here for two years. Then Kingston harbor would be completed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1899