The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1899

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Cascade Point, Que., Nov. 13th - Steamer Porto Rico, of Toledo, passed through the new Soulanges canal this afternoon on her way to the coast. This steamer is a magnificent steel boat drawing nine feet of water, light. Length 225 feet, and thirty-six feet beam. Boat entered head of canal, Coteau Landing, at 11 a.m., and passed out at Cascades at 2 p.m., making the trip through in three hours, including five lockages. Everything passed off without a hitch or any delay. Locking at lock two, time only five and one-half minutes. All the sluices, gates, etc., were operated by hand. The boat was accompanied by Thomas Monro, chief engineer, Soulanges canal, and party.


The tug Thomson arrived with three light barges from Montreal, and cleared for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

The schooners Echo and Maggie L. and sloop Granger, from bay ports, unleaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The tug Active arrived this morning with four light barges, from Montreal, and cleared again with four grain-laden barges for the same place.

The dredges Nipissing and Queen are now employed in the harbor in the vicinity of the M.T. company's wharf. They will be continued at the work as long as the weather remains favorable.

The Lake Ontario steamboat company have decided next season to make Gananoque instead of Brockville the terminus of the steamer North King's trip from Rochester.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Nov. 12th - Down: steamer Swallow, Cheboygan to Toronto, lumber; steamer Rosemount and barges, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

Nov. 14, 1899

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Falconer anchored in the harbor this afternoon. She goes to Oswego with a load of lumber from Brockville.

The steamers Alexandria and Lake Michigan, from Toronto, called at Craig's wharf last night.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1899