A Monster Steam Barge
The monster steam barge James Davidson, of St. Clair, arrived here to day light from Kingston. The Davidson is one of the largest of the upper lake fleet of steam barges and has a carrying capacity of seventy-five thousand bushels. She is 230 feet long, 37 feet beam and 20 feet deep. She is double decked and arched, and a strong as wood and iron can make her. The Davidson brought 65,000 bushels of wheat to Kingston and ran short 150 bushels, the largest shortage she has ever had. She is commanded by Capt. H.G. McQueen, one of the best of lake sailors. The Davidson is loading 1,200 tons of coal at the N.Y. O. & W. Trestle to-day for Chicago and will probably leave to-night.