The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Aug 1900

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The schooner Falconer cleared last evening for Sodus.

The schooner Helen cleared for Toronto with stone.

The M.T. company barge Bella is in the government dry dock.

The sloop John McBride, Trenton, is unloading cordwood at Anglin's.

The schooner S.H. Dunn entered Davis' dry dock to-day for repairs.

The schooner Madcap, from Napanee, discharged oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The propellor Ocean, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this afternoon. She was twelve hours late.

The steam yacht Naiad, owned by Mr. Wheeler, summering at Stella, is at Davis' dry-dock for repairs.

The tug Thomson arrived to-day with four light barges from Montreal, and cleared for Charlotte with three barges to load coal.

The steambarge Alberta, sold by Gus Hinckley, Cape Vincent, to J. Waterson & Co., Montreal, cleared from Craig's wharf last evening for Oswego.

At Swift's wharf: Steamers Spartan from Montreal; Corsican from Toronto; North King from Charlotte. The steamer Rideau Queen cleared this morning for Ottawa.

The fall grain shipment trade has commenced. Richardsons' elevator received the first consignment this morning. For the past few weeks there has been a lull in the grain movement, giving the shovellers a chance to go fishing.

The statement has been made that an opposition boat would be put on the Rideau, from Kingston to Ottawa, next year. This is not likely to occur. The Rideau navigation company is too well established, and even now are getting out plans for another steamer to be built this winter. Capt. Noonan does not anticipate any opposition.

The steambarge Kenirving, which passed this port yesterday, on its way from Oswego to Smith's Falls, coal laden, broke its crank pin when between Kingston Mills and Washburn. This caused the crosshead also to break, and the vessel was disabled. It was towed to Smith's Falls last night by the steambarge John Milne.

While it is commonly stated that no steamer can come up any of the St. Lawrence river rapids, yet there is one of them that some steamers can ascend. This is the Rapide du Plat, a short one not nearly as swift as the others. An ordinary propellor cannot ascend it, but the R. & O. N. steamers can. Last summer when the Morrisburg canal was out of repair, and the water in it was low, the tug Reginald, of the Calvin company, towed several propellors up this rapid at different times. This was considered quite a feat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Aug 1900