The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jan 1891

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(available on microfilm at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and at Queen's University - Stauffer Library)

(Jan. 1st to 9th are missing on microfilm)

Weekly British Whig, Jan. 1, 1891

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The cases against Capt. Collier as master, and against himself and wife as owners of the steamer Reindeer, for a violation of the act, on June 9th 1890, was dismissed by the police magistrate of Napanee.

District Dashes - The barge Polly M. Rogers is a complete wreck at Pigeon Island, where she went ashore during a heavy blow last fall.

Trying To Get Her Home - Capt. La Rush had 17 men cutting through four inches of ice from the blanket shoal to the foot of Wolfe Island all Friday night. They were making a track for the schooner Maggie L. to sail through to the island. She is right from Prescott, and was the latest vessel out of port. Last year the schr. Ella Murton was the last on service.

p.5 General Paragraphs - The certificate of Capt. Senecal, of Grindstone Island, in charge of the yacht Catharine in collision with the str. St. Lawrence, has been suspended for a year.

Weekly British Whig, Jan. 8, 1891

p.3 The Season's Returns - Detroit, Jan. 2nd - The past season has been unusually disastrous to shipping on the great lakes. Sixteen steamers, whose total tonnage was 5,915 tons, and whose value was $356,500 were lost. Twenty seven schooners and barges valued at $278,000 and with a tonnage of 2,586 tons, were also lost; as well as twelve tugs, valued at $79,000 and of 520 tons burden, making the total number of vessels lost fifty-five, with an aggregate tonnage of 15,029 tons and the financial loss $731,000.

p.4 Incidents of the Day - Some of the plates for the new steel tug to be built by the Collinsby rafting company have arrived from Scotland.

Secured Certificates - The board of steamboat inspectors concluded their examination of steamboat engineers yesterday. Among those who received engineers' certificates yesterday were: John A. Wallace, Trenton, fourth class; E.J. Taylor, Kingston, third class; John Kennedy, Kingston, fourth class; Fred Corkey, Kingston, fourth class; W. Noonan, Westport, second class.

Jan. 10, 1891

p.1 Seal It Up Quickly - seal seen at head of Carleton Island, near Cape Vincent.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jan 1891