The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1899

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The tug Active entered the government dry dock today for repairs.

The tug Hall arrived this morning with four light barges from Montreal.

The schooner Fabiola, light, cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The schooner S.H. Dunn left this morning for Toledo to load timber for Garden Island.

The schooner Glad Tidings loaded lumber today at Rathbun's, and cleared for Clayton.

Local marine men hold the opinion that the schooner Emery, ashore near Charlotte, will be a total wreck.

The steamer John Milne, Smith's Falls, light, passed this port this morning bound for Oswego to load coal.

Clearances: schooner Falconer for Charlotte; schooner Acacia for Sodus; schooner Katie Eccles for Trenton.

The steamer Myles from Fort William, with 40,000 bushels of wheat, arrived last night at the M.T. company's elevator.

The steamer America arrived from Cape Vincent this morning. She carried a small number to the Picton fair yesterday.

The United States chief of engineers has approved the acceptance of S.B. Donnelly's bid for repairing the breakwater at Cape Vincent.

A movement to extend the time of service of the crews of the United States life saving stations to ten months out of the year and to raise their pay $10 a month, to a total of $70 a month, is fast taking form.

Safeguarding The St. Lawrence Route.

In its last issue the "Canadian Grocer" deals ably with the question of making the St. Lawrence route to the sea safer by more careful attention being paid to the light houses and shoals of the river. It commends Hon. J.I. Tarte's work in this direction. Among other things it says:

"The Canadian Grocer is persuaded that an increase - and a large increase, too - in the buoys and lighthouses on the St. Lawrence is necessary, beyond all question, and, as this cannot be done without money, it does not hesitate to urge the government to make the necessary expenditure." It goes on to say that over liberality in bonusing railways has resulted to a large extent in over looking the safeguarding of such outlets to the sea as the St. Lawrence river and gulf.

Had A Rough Trip.

The steamer America on her passage yesterday from Cape Vincent to Picton and return experienced rough weather that tried her seaworthiness. On the up trip in the morning with a large excursion party aboard the steamer ran down the American channel, rounded the foot of Wolfe Island and proceeded up the Bay of Quinte, hugging the north shore. The return trip was made the same way, the steamer passing this port between nine and ten o'clock last night with the wind a howling gale. It was felt to be unsafe to venture directly across the lake.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - Arrivals at Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Montreal; steamyacht Nightingale from Clayton.

The steamer Hamilton from Montreal, and the steamer Algerian from Hamilton, arrive at Swift's wharf this evening.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1899