The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1900

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The steambarge Alberta cleared today for Montreal.

The schooners Acacia and Burton cleared this morning for Oswego.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts cleared to-day for Fort William.

The sloop Idlewild cleared this morning for bay ports to load grain.

The steamer Pierrepont will receive a few repairs in Davis' dry dock on Monday.

The schooner Ballou from bay ports is unloading wheat at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Nicholas went down the river to-day to place a number of gas buoys.

The steamer Alexandria, from Montreal, passed up last night, calling at Craig's wharf.

The steamer Resolute, of Deseronto, will be engaged on Georgian Bay this season carrying ties.

The movement of grain at present is very brisk, and the three Kingston elevators are kept pretty busy.

The tug Thomson with three light barges, from Montreal, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator this morning.

The steamer Armstrong arrived in Brockville on Wednesday, and is now running on the ferry route between that town and Morristown, N.Y.

On account of some repairs being required to the condensor, the steamer James Swift did not leave for Ottawa until four o'clock this morning.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts Winnipeg and Dunmore, from Toledo, will arrive at the M.T. Company's elevator to-night with 175,000 bushels of corn.

The sloop Two Brothers had a lively time coming to Kingston from the Bay of Quinte yesterday afternoon. The vessel commenced to leak and it was with difficulty that she was kept afloat.

Passed Port Colborne yesterday: Steamer Colonial, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Averell, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; steamer Charles Hebard and barges, Kingston to Duluth, light.

Capt. Noonan will give a complimentary trip to a number of Ottawa people on the new steamer Rideau Queen next month. The trip will be made on the Ottawa River. The initial trip of the Rideau Queen from Kingston will be a complimentary one to prominent Kingstonians and others.

Mariners are asking the reason buoys in the harbor have not been put out; the date has long since passed when these marks for the guidance of mariners should have been in place. It will take some time to repair the buoys, which are more or less dilapidated. The question is asked: If a vessel grounds on a shoal unmarked by a buoy, who will be held responsible, the government or the contractor for the work? One mariner points out that Kingston is too important a harbor to be thus neglected, that an accident occurring now would injure the harbor's reputation for safety.

p.5 To Save The Canal - The Donnelly wrecking company has three steam pumps at work at Soulanges canal, pumping out a large body of water that collected and threatened the north bank. There is an outlet for this water to carry it into the canal, but during the spring freshet this duct became clogged, allowing the water to accumulate. It reached a depth that threatened to wash away the bank. The Donnelly company will keep the water down until such time as the duct can be cleared out and carries off the superfluous body of water. John Donnelly, jr., is in charge of the pumps.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1900