The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1889

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The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

The steamer Reindeer has been laid up in Napanee after a fairly successful season.

The tug Thompson is engaged in laying up the M.T. company's barges before the bridge.

The schr. Kate has cleared with a cargo of phosphate for Fairhaven. Freight 60 cents per ton.

The schr. Watertown with grain from Toledo to Ogdensburg passed down this morning.

Engineer Conrick, of the steamer Princess Louise, injured a few weeks ago, is progressing favorably.

The tug Eleanor cleared with two barges, light, for St. Anne's. They will go into winter quarters.

The schr. Singapore arrived yesterday from Oswego with coal. She went into winter quarters today.

The captain of a bay boat was heard to say on Saturday that he would be able to run until the middle of December.

McEwen & Son have been commissioned to build an iron steamer for Montreal parties. It will be constructed in this city or at Sorel, Que.

Mayor Thompson administered the oaths to Inspector Adams and Captain T. Taylor yesterday, for the purpose of investigating into the loss of the str. Quinte.

The barge Condor reached Prescott yesterday with 1,200 tons of coal on board. This was the largest cargo ever taken on at Charlotte by any Canadian or American barge.

Wreckers Of Barges - Every winter the M.T. Company lay up many barges below the bridge and they have been more or less damaged by boys cutting the cabins off them. Some of the barges have been injured to the extent of over $200. Last week two small boys were caught cutting down one of the cabins. They were taken to the police station and this morning were up before the magistrate. The outside manager stated that he was going to have the matter stopped. As it was impossible for the city to put a police officer to watch the barges the company had appointed a private detective, and all boys caught would receive the benefit of the law. In the present case, as it was the first time, he did not wish the boys punished, but hereafter he would have thieves punished severely.Second-hand dealers had offered to sell him old iron stolen from the barges. The magistrate said he would help him to deal with thieves. The two boys were fined $1 and costs or ten days in gaol.

General Paragraphs - The prop. Haskell is ashore with a cargo of grain on Wolfe Island shore opposite Cape Vincent. She is now being lightened.

The K. & M. Forwarding company have hauled out at Portsmouth the sailing yacht Gerda and steamer Rideau Belle. Five barges will be placed on the marine railway and one on the ways in the shipyard. The repairs to the fleet will be light. The company has received the contract to build a barge having a capacity of 35,000 bushels for the Calvin company. The new boat will draw nine feet and will be built this winter.

Personal Mention - James Coulson, diver, has left for Pittsburgh, Pa., to see his aged mother who is very ill.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1889