The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1890

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The schr. Grantham has gone into winter quarters.

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

Capt. Allen reassumes command of the Pierrepont today.

The schr. Muskoka is loading ice at Collinsby for Lake Erie ports.

The barge Freemason leaves for Ottawa today with a mixed cargo.

The tug Olevia Gordon (sic) arrived this morning with 2 barges, stone laden, for the dry-dock.

Arrivals: tug Rival, Quebec, light; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; O.S. Storrs, Charlotte, coal.

The tug Rival arrived this morning from Quebec and left again with the schr. Muskoka for Collins Bay.

The Princess Louise made her last trip from Gananoque. The Pierrepont will take her passengers back and run that route for the remainder of the season.

The str. John Haggart is loading apples on the Bay of Quinte for Perth. After delivering the cargo she will be lengthened and receive new cabins at Davis' dry dock.

Clearances: tug Thompson and one barge for Montreal, stone; sloop Maggie L., Prescott, barley; schrs. Annie Falconer, Oswego, lumber; Singapore, Oswego, lumber; White Oak, Cape Vincent, peas.

The str. Armstrong has undergone a complete change to her upperworks. ? has been raised at the bow and stern. Commodious cabins have been built amidships on both sides of the track, otherwise she is perfectly open. The boat now has two tall smoke-stacks instead of one as formerly. When completed she will look even better than before the wreck, and be many times safer. The carpenter work on the boat is nearly completed and painting has been commenced.

Prof. Carpmael, of the Toronto observatory, has distributed codes containing directions to mariners with reference to the Canadian storm warnings. He cautions sailors that Oct. and Nov. are the months in which severe storms most frequently occur. In these autumn gales on Lakes Erie and Ontario the wind almost invariably begins at the south-east, works round through south to west, and blows hardest when the barometer tends to rise as the wind gets around to the west.

Steamers To Be Sold - Justice Rumsey appointed Holmes B. Stevens, Rochester, N.Y., to wind up the affairs of the Genessee River & Lake Ontario Steamboat Co. The dissolution of the company is voluntary, the assets being placed at $33,000, and the liabilities at only $13,542. A judgement was docketed against the company of $5,892.85. Unprofitable business is the reason assigned for the dissolution. The boats and other property will be sold as soon as possible. It is said that an offer has already been made for the Sylvan Stream. The company was organized 4 years ago and purchased the City of Rochester, the Charlotte and the Sylvan Stream. It did a good business the first year, but its patronage has declined steadily since that time.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1890