The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1908

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The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego today.

The government tug Loretta is at the Kingston foundry for repairs.

The schooner Tradewind cleared for Sodus today to load coal for the city.

The steambarge Kenirving passed up Thursday on her way from the Rideau to Oswego for coal.

The tug Thomson will enter the government dry dock on Saturday to have a new wheel shipped.

The schooner Maize cleared Thursday for Brighton, to lay up, as there is no work for her to do.

The M.T. Co. steamer Bothnia arrived in the city on Thursday and paid off her crew. A few days ago the steamer Edmonton, of the Canadian freight line, collided with her in the Soulanges canal, and serious injury resulted. The damages will be at once repaired.

Shipped Back From Kingston.

It was stated in a Welland paper that a recent shipment of 6,000 bushels of grain from a Kingston elevator to Buffalo was the first cargo to ever come here from the west, and be shipped back again. This is not the case, however. Four or five years ago a cargo of grain came to the M.T. company elevator from Fort William and was stored here for some time. Afterwards, it was shipped back to Fort William.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Mojeska, of Hamilton, entered the government dry dock today for an overhauling.

The steamer America took about three hundred passengers to Ogdensburg this morning, at eight o'clock.

Today docking began again at Davis' dry dock, after an interval of over three weeks. The repaired dock was tried yesterday, and was found to be all right. A number of boats are awaiting their turn to enter.

The extreme length of the government dry dock is 339 feet. Fully fifteen feet additional could be gained by cutting out a row of stones near the front. Without enlargement of the present space occupied, the dock could be made to hold a vessel 360 feet long.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1908