The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1883

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p.3 They Should Be Equipped - During the past season barges, only suitable for river purposes, have been sent across the lake to load coal for lower river ports. None of the barges had life boats, and had more of them perished like the Milwaukie the loss of life would have been great. One captain says that barges condemned by Captain Taylor as unfit to carry grain to Montreal from Kingston have been sold to companies (not in Kingston) and employed to carry coal on the lakes.

Then few of the barges carry canvass, so that if cut adrift they cannot shift for themselves. Death awaits the crew.

The Ice Has Arrived - Maud left for Clayton with material for new steamer.

Dec. 31, 1883


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1883