The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1890

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p.1 The Age of Vessels - Among some of the sailing vessels which date well back into the past are: the Admiral, Port Hope, built 48 years ago; the John Wesley, Port Hope, 46 years old; the Caroline Marsh, Port Hope, built 38 years since; the Arctic, Belleville, 32. The steam vessels do not come up to the sailing ships in age, but some of them are fairly well on in years, as for instance: the Passport, 44; the Magnet, 43; Enterprise, Montreal, 27; D.D. Calvin, 27 (sic); Hastings, now Eurydice, 27; Bruno, wrecked in Lake Huron the other day, 27; Corinthian, 26; Metamora, 26.



The prop. St. Magnus left for Hamilton last night.

The str. Hero makes her last trip up the bay tomorrow morning at 8:20 o'clock.

The prop. Armenia passed down last night with a general cargo for Prescott.

The tug Seymour blew out a cylinder head near Oswego on Friday. She was towed to Ogdensburg to lay up.

About 6,600,000 bushels of grain were transhipped here during the past season. It came from United States ports.

Steamers in the harbour this morning had to pick their way very slowly on account of the clouds of steam rising off the lake.

All the tugs in Oswego harbour laid up yesterday by mutual agreement. The captains are members of the tug association.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has been chartered to carry coal from Oswego to Deseronto, but it is doubtful if she will be able to go out again this season.

The str. Pierrepont, while returning from Garden Island this morning, narrowly escaped running down a scow which crossed her way in the fog.

The schr. John Merrill, str. Nipigon and barge Melbourne are in harbour at Port Dalhousie unable to venture out against the wind and snowstorm raging there.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1890