The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1884

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p.1 Bedford Mills Notes - The tug Edmund and barges are still on their route, having left yesterday (12th) with lumber and railroad ties, intending to make still another trip before laying up.

Portsmouth Jottings - The K. & M. Forwarding Co. are now engaged in repairing their vessels, the wear and tear of the past season necessitating this.



The following are the dimensions of the ships whose models Mr. W. Powers will place upon exhibition at New Orleans:

Ocean pleasure sailing yacht, to be built of wood or steel - length on load line, 125 ft.; beam, 25 ft.; depth of hold, 12 ft.; rise of floor, 12 degrees. Scale, 1/2 (1/3 ?).

Steamship to be built of steel - the finest in proportion, symmetry and displacement Mr. Powers has ever seen - length of keel and fore rake, 320 ft.; beam, 42 ft.; depth of hold, 29 ft.; rise of floor, 15 degrees; gross tonnage, 2,339 tons, 13 inch. Scale, 3/16.

Sailing Cotton Ship, either built of wood or steel - length on load line, 202 ft.; beam, 40 ft.; depth of hold, 24 ft. 6 in.; rise of floor, 20 inches; tumble home of side, 18 inches; tonnage, 1,650 tons, 18 in.; carrying capacity, 2,200 tons dead weight. Scale, 1/2 (1/3 ?).

Composite Steam Pleasure Yacht - length on load line, 120 ft.; beam, 19 ft.; depth of hold, 12 ft. Scale, 1/2 (?).

These models will, no doubt, merit the attention of the Exposition, which they deserve.


The tug Active has been laid up.

The Seamen's Union is financially depressed.

The barge Wheatbin has received new deck planks.

The barge Oneida will be cut in two and lengthened 30 feet.

The tug McArthur will have her wheel repaired at Power's marine railway.

The tug Bronson arrived today with the schr. John Gaskin, light, from Brockville. The schooner will go into winter quarters.

The Moravia is loading lumber for Morristown. Part of the cargo is oak, for John Ryan, of Brockville, with which he intends to build a pleasure yacht this winter.

The schr. St. Lawrence ran ashore on the False Ducks last night about 10 o'clock, and before she she got off the crew had to throw overboard 600 bush. wheat. She is bound from Detroit to Ogdensburg, and had a cargo of 20,000 bushels wheat. The Hastings took the schooner to Ogdensburg today.

p.3 Court of Revision - W.B. & S. Anglin objected to assessment of tug Lily at $1,000. They would sell her for $900. ? Reduced to lower amount. -( line hard to read). Assessment on str. City of Kingston confirmed. They would not sell her for less than $1,000.

J.F. McEwen's assessment on yacht G reduced to $100. He had a quarter interest, and the yacht sold for $400.

A. Hoppins would sell his interest in the sloop Gazelle for $100; assessment reduced to that figure.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1884