The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1890

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The storm drum is still up for a gale from the east.

The dredging of the harbour at Ogdensburg will be let during January.

The schr. B.W. Folger has been dismantled and gone into winter quarters in Swift's slip.

The steering wheel of the str. Rothesay has been put on the str. Armstrong. The str. is nearly ready for use.

The tug Wheeler is sunk at Ogdensburg. She was engaged in towing a loaded scow and the ice cut through her hull.

When the snowstorm was at its thickest yesterday the boats of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co. ran on time and did not miss a connection on the whole route.

The barge Minnie is unloading lumber from Deseronto at Rathbun's, and the barge Nile, with salt, and str. Armenia, light, cleared today for Gananoque and Deseronto respectively.

Captain Timothy Larkin, who has sailed on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River for the past 52 years, and one of the most widely known sea-faring men of Ogdensburg, will make California his future home.

James Richardson & Son have a cargo of buckwheat for New York delayed in the Erie Canal at Schenectady. The boat carrying it was frozen up in the cold snap and will hardly be released before spring. The buckwheat may have to be transhipped.

Work At The Dry Dock - Masonry work at the dry dock has been discontinued on account of the cold weather; consequently the staff of labourers have been considerably reduced. Those working are mainly at the excavation, near the south end of the dock.

Encountered Much Ice - On Saturday evening the schr. Singapore cleared for Trenton to load barley for Oswego. On the way up she encountered 16 miles of ice, and had to be towed through it, both in and out. When near Deseronto the str. Ella Ross started out to give the schooner assistance, and in going through the ice was badly damaged. The Singapore arrived today and will clear for Oswego when the weather is fine.

Danger To Shipping - Toronto, Dec. 4th - There is much anxiety in shipping circles in consequence of a sudden and unexpected storm. A heavy sea is raging in the bay and all over Lake Ontario. So far as can be ascertained there has been no shipping casualty reported. The schr. Speedwell got safely into port late last night. The J.G. Worts was reported to have got in, but this is not true, and so far as can be gathered both she and the Van Straubenzie are still lying, weather bound, at Charlotte. The storm is reported to be general in all shipping centres.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1890