The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1908

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The tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with five light barges.

The tug Little Mack will clear for Chaumont with the schooner Acacia as soon as the weather is favorable.

The sloop Laura D. is unloading coal at the Canadian Locomotive Works wharf.

The steamer Wanderer will arrive from the islands Saturday night and after undergoing some repairs will be placed on the Cape Vincent run, for the balance of the season. The steamer America will then be laid up.

Swift's: steamer Rideau King arrived Thursday night from Ottawa and cleared this morning for the same port; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Belleville due down today; steamer City of Ottawa due up today.

Capt. Mahoney, with the schooner Pilot, arrived from Howe Island on Thursday afternoon, with the first cargo of new wheat for Richardsons' elevator, and therefore is entitled to the new hat offered each year by H.W. Richardson to the captain who arrives with the first cargo of new grain.

The fog on the lake last night was again very thick and although some vessels are moving they are very much behind time. The steamer America was again tied up at Cape Vincent and was unable to make the trip over to Kingston. The steamer Acacian was due at the M.T. Co.'s elevator this morning from Fort William but is delayed by the fog. The steamer Prince Rupert is also due at Richardsons' but is detained by fog, but will probably reach Kingston later on in the day.

p.3 Vessels Released - Colchester, Sept. 25th - The steamer Iron King, which went ashore on Grecian Shoal, during a heavy fog, was released yesterday and continued on her way down the river with her consort. The other steamer, which was ashore one mile east of here, was released last night, and was towed to the river. Her name is not known.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Waterlily arrived at Folger's wharf this afternoon from Montreal with freight.

p.8 Grain Carriers Arrive - The steamer Acadian, carrying 80,000 bushels of wheat, from Fort William, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator this forenoon, and the steamer Prince Rupert, from the same port, with 85,000 bushels of wheat, arrived at Richardsons' elevator. The captains on both vessels report the fog to be still very bad.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1908