The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1911

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p.2 Harbor Improvements - discussed by finance committee.


The steamers Saskatoon and Wahcondah passed up tonight.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte with coal for Booth & Co.

The government boat Speedy cleared on Wednesday night for Quebec, after being laid up all winter in this city.

The steambarge Navajo arrived light from Quebec, where she discharged a cargo of corn, taken off the steamer Sharples.

The steamer Ralph T. Holcomb cleared from the Kingston dry dock after having some repairs made to her hull.

There is a fairly good rush of grain on but for the most part it is taken through to Montreal. The steamers Fairmount, Westmount and Kinmount are now on the way with grain, but they will go through to Montreal.

During the month of April, Lake Ontario rose 0.48 according to the records of the United States lake survey. It is expected to rise 0.3 foot during the month of May. At present the lake is 0.94 foot lower than the average stage of the last ten years.

At Swift's wharf: The steamer Dundurn passed up last night. The steamer Belleville down. The steamer Brockville was down from bay ports yesterday. The Rideau King came up from Ottawa last evening and cleared for there this morning. The Buena Vista passed up this morning en route to Belleville to load cement.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The tug Emerson arrived with three light barges from Montreal and will clear for Montreal with three grain-laden barges; tug Bartlett will arrive tonight from Montreal with four barges; steamer Rosemount passed up on her way to Sandusky, Ohio to load coal for Montreal; steamer Iroquois arrived from Fort William, lightered 30,000 bushels of wheat and cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Glenmount, of the M.T. Co.'s fleet, went in the Kingston drydock yesterday, to be repaired after running aground near the Crossover Light last week. The damage is mainly forward. A number of the plates are sprung and will have to be replaced by new ones. Part of the keel will have to be replaced as it is badly damaged forward. It is expected that the damage will all be repaired in the course of a few days.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1911