The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1889

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It is rumored that the M.T. company has decided to build a $100,000 barge this winter.

The schrs. Hoboken and Samoa are laid up at Sackett's Harbor, and the Westside is holding a cargo of grain at Ogdensburg for the winter.

The schr. A. Falconer, Capt. Dandy, has gone into winter quarters after a fairly successful season. Improvements to the extent of $1,000 will be made to her during the winter.

Two storm drums were hoisted today, indicating heavy gales from the west. The probabilities says snow will fall. It is safe to predict a small blizzard with the evidence before us.

A pontoon improved by wooden braces on the interior and planked on the outside, has been taken to the scene of the wrecked Gaskin and another attempt will be made to raise the craft.

The tugs Jessie Hall and Thompson arrived last night with barges from Montreal. The Jessie Hall cleared for Montreal today to bring two more barges to the city. When these arrive all the barges owned by the M.T. company will be here.

The tug Walker left this morning for Toronto with the disabled prop. Dominion in tow. She broke her wheel between Toronto and Montreal. Since she started out she has been unfortunate. On going down the river she ran aground and had to be lightened to be released.

The barge Waubaushene, one of the Isaac May's tow, which left here on Monday for Windsor and broke her tow line, has been safely rescued and taken to Port Dalhousie. The Isaac May, after arriving at Port Dalhousie with the barge Muskoka, went in search of the Waubaushene and found her abreast of Scarboro Heights.

Infernal Stuff in Port - 8 tons of dualin on barge William.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1889