The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1900

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p.5 Chicago to Liverpool - through steamers expected to make trip from Chicago to Liverpool in 20 days, carrying 75,000 bushels on 14 foot draught.

Work On Cornwall Bridge - The Collins Bay rafting company has resumed work at Cornwall, removing the remainder of the obstructions to navigation, caused by the collapse of the new railway bridge. Matthew Murphy, diver, and a gang of men went down from this city yesterday to the scene of operations. Owing to the swiftness of the current great trouble is experienced in raising the fallen sections.


The steamer King Ben cleared to-day for Montreal.

The schooner Eliza White cleared this morning for Oswego.

The tug Nellie Reid, with two light barges, arrived at Richardsons' elevator to-day.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from bay ports, unloaded peas at Richardsons' elevator to-day.

The schooner Annie Falconer, Oswego, arrived this morning at Swift & Co's wharf with a cargo of coal.

The schooner Annie Minnes, from Consecon, unloaded grain at the M.T. company and at Mooer's elevators.

The schooners Acacia, from Sodus, and Burton, from Oswego, are unloading coal at Crawford's wharf.

The steamer New Island Wanderer had a large cargo of sisal from Cape Vincent for the penitentiary to-day.

The steamer Panther is lying at Mooer's elevator wharf, awaiting the arrival tomorrow of her consort from the coast.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, Capt. Staley, which left Kingston last Thursday night, arrived at Port Colborne on Tuesday morning.

Arrivals at Mooers' elevator: Steamers Prentice and Wilhelm, and schooners Middlesex, Halstead, Minerva and Galatea, all from Chicago with corn.

The steamer Nellie Cuthbert, Belleville, came into port this morning to receive repairs. Among other things a new smokestack will be provided.

Arrivals at Port Colborne on Tuesday: steamer India and barge, Kingston to Toledo, light; steamer Saturn and barge, Collins Bay to Lake Superior, light; Down: Steamers Melbourne and Arabian, Toledo to Montreal.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The shipyard at Portsmouth has been closed for the present, the K. & M.F. company's barges having been all repaired.

Capt. T.J. Craig has been appointed traffic agent between Montreal and Hamilton by the R. & O. navigation company. Capt. Craig is specially fitted for the work, besides being well-known and popular wherever he goes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1900