The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1890

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The str. Tecumseh will lay up at Port Colborne this winter.

The tug Thompson and 2 barges will leave tonight for Montreal.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and 2 barges, Oswego, coal; tug Edmond and 2 barges, Ogdensburg, light.

The barges Alive Pacy and William will arrive today and load phosphate at Richardsons for Montreal.

The str. Glengarry and 2 barges passed through the Welland Canal yesterday on their way to Port Arthur.

Clearances: tug Bronson and 7 barges, Montreal, grain; prop. Myles, Charlotte, light; props. Celtic, Acadia and Cuba, Montreal, grain; tug Charlie Ferris and two barges, Oswego, lumber.

The str. Thompson and 2 barges, arrived from Oswego yesterday with coal. Seven barges, 5 with grain and 2 with coal, will leave tonight for Montreal in tow of the tugs Bronson and Thompson.

The Boat To Be Improved - When the str. Norseman appears on her daily trips next season it will be difficult to recognize her in her "new paint and feathers" and changed name. Plans are now in process of drawing, and will be submitted to the directorate in a few days for the general making over of the boat. The improvements will be made on the Kingston dry-dock. It is proposed to cut the boat in two and increase her length by 28 feet. New compound engines will be put in, by means of which it is expected the time between Port Hope and Charlotte will be reduced to between 3 1/2 and 4 hours. The stateroom accommodations will be increased to make 200 passengers comfortable, and the dining room, which is to be placed on the main deck, will be enlarged and improved. The directorate proposes changing the name. Capt. Nicholson is to be in command next season. [Port Hope Times]

Glanced and Hit a Man - a man on barge Detroit hit by a stray bullet in Cataraqui Bay - details.

Collision Near the Ducks - Last night about midnight the barges Resolute and Reliance came into collision near the Main Ducks. The Reliance was loaded with lumber and was on her way to Oswego, the Resolute, light, coming from that port to Deseronto. The Resolute struck the Reliance on the port side near the boiler room cutting her down to the waters edge. The Reliance filled but her cargo kept her afloat and she was towed to Deseronto where she will be hauled out and repaired. No one injured.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1890