The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1900

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The steamer Unique had 100 excursionists to Ogdensburg this morning.

The steamer Unique had a small number on board last night on her moonlight excursion to Clayton.

The schooner Laura D., from Trenton, is unloading wood at Crawford's wharf.

The steamer New York left this morning for Ogdensburg with 250 excursionists aboard.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf: Steamer Melbourne from Montreal; steam yacht Albani, owned by W.H. Comstock, Brockville.

Arrivals to-day at Swift's wharf: Steamers Algerian, from Hamilton; Toronto on her down and up trips; James Swift from Ottawa.

Hardly 10,000 bushels of grain have been unloaded by vessels at the local elevators this week. The grain trade this summer is far behind that of a year ago. Even the mosquito fleet seem to be having a holiday.

p.5 Dredging Will Be Done - B.M. Britton, M.P., and Capt. Gaskin were successful in their mission at Ottawa. They interviewed Hon. Mr. Mulock, and asked if the channel at the foot of Wolfe Island be dredged. Large grain vessels, drawing fourteen feet, cannot pass down the Canadian channel unless the spot just below the lighthouse is deepened. It is thirteen feet deep at present, but that is not sufficient. If vessels could pass down the Canadian channel, instead of coming down the United States channel, Kingston would be greatly benefited, as the vessels would stop here and take on provisions.

Mr. Mulock granted the request of his interviewers, and promised that as soon as the survey of the place was completed by the party aboard the steamer Jessie Bain, he would have the dredge Ontario sent to Kingston to deepen the shallow places. The work would occupy two or three weeks.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1900