The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1889

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The schr. Storrs, Capt. Yott, has gone into winter quarters.

The schr. Lorraine cleared today for Cape Vincent with a cargo of lumber.

The M.T. company has decided not to launch their new barge this year.

The steamer Reliance left Deseronto today for Oswego with a cargo of lumber.

The schr. O.S. Storrs arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal. She was stripped yesterday.

The steamers Armenia, Deseronto and Ella Ross have gone into winter quarters at Deseronto.

The prop. Alma Munro has laid up at Swift's wharf. Last Saturday she unloaded her cargo at Prescott as her insurance ran out on that day. Her cargo was for Montreal.

On Saturday the str. Hall was laid up. A bar of iron which F. Cartney, second engineer, was lifting, slipped, fell on one of his feet and jammed it severely. He has suffered a great deal since the accident.

The steamer Pierrepont had the largest cargo of freight yesterday from Gananoque that she has had this year. On account of there being so much freight still to come up, and to give the people an opportunity of coming to the Kingston market, the Pierrepont will make special trips.

A Perilous Trip.

The schooner Philo Bennett, Captain Daniel Bates, arrived in Oswego on Tuesday afternoon during the height of the gale with a cargo of lumber. She was covered with ice. The Bennett left Kingston on Saturday afternoon, but when about the centre of the lake the flying jib, staysail and foretopsail were carried away, and they ran back to Four Mile Point, near Kingston. On Monday about ten o'clock, a few repairs having been made, a start was again made for Oswego. The seas were mountainous, and the captain says the wind must have been blowing at the rate of thirty-five miles an hour. The instant the water touched the rigging or lumber it froze. Oswego was reached after a run of about five hours, and many people watched the little craft come into the harbor.

Incidents Of The Day - The water is so low that the steamer Pierrepont could not call at the ferry dock at Wolfe Island yesterday.

General Paragraphs - The Kingston & Montreal Forwarding company elevated over 2,250,000 bushels of corn during the past season. Ten thousand tons of rails for the Canadian Pacific railway were handled, and about 4,000 tons of coal unloaded.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1889