The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1886

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p.1 Late Local News - There is yet considerable enquiry about the schr. Neelon. Over a week ago she was at Cheboygan, but since then her whereabouts are unknown. Capt. Milligan, formerly of Garden Island, commanded her.

p.8 The Grain Receipts - at port of Kingston.

Carl Fechter's Letter - memory of Thomas Drummond - had shipyard on Massassaga Point, built steamers Margaret, Rideau, John By, Lady of the Lake, and first steamer on Rideau Canal the Pumper; later sold out to Macpherson and Crane and established shipyard at Portsmouth.


The schr. Nassau arrived today with wheat from Chicago for Ogdensburg.

The Rideau Canal has closed for the season. Repairs will at once be made between here and Ottawa.

The Ogdensburg marine railway is full of business. There will be sufficient work to keep the employees busy all winter.

The schrs. Oliver Mowat and Philo Bennett are in port, light, from Oswego. The schr. Singapore is at Swift's wharf with 381 tons of coal.

The barge Dorchester and tug Glide have been hauled out. The former will be lengthened and rebuilt, and the latter will receive a new wheel.

The schr. Craftsman is unloading grain at Oswego. If she gets a $1 ton freight for carrying coal she will go into the business, if not she will lay up.

The steamer Hero has laid up at Gunn's wharf. She came down the Bay yesterday cutting her way through ice from Picton to Deseronto. Her hull was also pierced but not severely.

The schr. Pride of America, which was leaking at Collinsby, was towed into port by the Glengarry yesterday. The schooner will be relieved of her cargo of grain for Oswego.

Yesterday morning the schr. Dudley cleared from Richardson & Son's wharf with 16,000 bushels of barley for Oswego. During yesterday's storm she had a very rough time, and ran aground at Finkle's Point, above Bath. The tug Active, a lighter and twelve men went to her relief.

The steamer Persia has gone into winter quarters and Capt. J.H. Scott will shortly return to Kingston. The season's business in passengers was equal to any previous year, and the amount of freight carried much greater than any other season since being on the route. She made more regular time than any other season since she was built, and ran about 20,000 miles. Of this distance 2,247 miles were made in the canals, requiring 1,316 lockages, and this, nautically speaking, without breaking a rope yarn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1886