The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jun 1900

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The schooner Fleetwing cleared to-day for Oswego.

The schooners White and Burton cleared to-day for Sodus.

The steamer Islander came out of the government drydock this morning and cleared for Clayton.

Called at Craig's wharf this morning: Steamers Ocean from Montreal, and Argyle from Charlotte.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf to-day: Steamers Corsican from Toronto, Spartan from Montreal, North King from Charlotte.

Every berth on the steamer Rideau Queen was taken previous to the departure of the steamer for Ottawa this morning. Travel on the Rideau is increasing.

The past week has been a most unfortunate one for the steamer Glengarry. Its chief engineer was drowned on Saturday night, and on Wednesday the steamer's machinery broke down.

Money For Canals - planned expenditures on canals given in House of Commons.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The tug Chieftain arrived at Garden Island from Montreal this morning, and clears this evening for Quebec with a raft of timber.



Word was received at the M.T. company's office this morning that the barge Dorchester, coal laden, forming one of the tow of the tug Jessie Hall, had sunk near Cornwall. The tug Hall left Kingston on Sunday night with four laden barges for Montreal. The accident occurred about midnight Wednesday, or early this morning.

The barge ran into the canal bank at Cornwall, stove a hole in her bottom, and sank in about twelve or thirteen feet of water. There were 700 tons of coal on the barge. This morning diver William Newman was sent to Cornwall to examin the barge, and to make preparations for raising her. The damage not expected to be heavy.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jun 1900