The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1899

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The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts cleared today for Fort William.

The schooner Maggie L., from Howe Island, discharged a cargo of grain.

The M.T. company barge Cornwall is in the government dry-dock for repairs.

The tug Thomson arrived at the M.T. company wharf this morning from Charlotte with two barges, coal laden.

The tug Active arrived last night with four light barges from Montreal. She cleared this morning for the Welland canal to take a dredge in tow.

The schooner Falconer is engaged at present in carrying coal from Oswego and Charlotte to Toronto. Capt. Simmons, her owner, did not make contracts for the whole season, and therefore has a "bulge" on many other vessel owners who are carrying coal at 20 cents per ton. The Falconer gets 40 cents a ton and has several offers at a higher price.

The schooner Walter Vail, consort of the steamer Baltic, went ashore last evening on a shoal near Swift's wharf. The Baltic had aboard 63,000 bushels of corn for the Mooer company elevator and dropped the Vail off the elevator (sic). In attempting to turn head to wind the schooner got too close inshore and went on a mud bank. She is laden with corn for Prescott and is not hard aground. She did not sustain any damage.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1899