The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jan 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The tug John Johnson was almost completely destroyed by fire at Buffalo on Saturday evening. Loss placed at $8,000.

Capt. Robert Gillies, formerly of the Isaac May fleet, will command the schooner Sweetheart out of Buffalo the coming season.

It is currently reported along the canal that Capt. Archie McMaugh, of St. Catharines, will sail the str. Algonquin the coming season. He formerly sailed the str. S.L. Tilley.

Jan. 30, 1891


Jan. 31, 1891

p.1 Dry Dock Affairs - Another leak was discovered in the dry dock dam this morning but it will not prove serious. The contractors would sooner have the dock full of water now, when there is no work being done. The Connolly Bros. are out of the city at present. The iron gate, a massive casting for the dock, arrived yesterday on a train and was drawn away by Shedden horses. The gate was made at Point Levis, Quebec.

Sounding the Harbour Shoal - For three days Capt. Paul and Messrs. J. Harris and P. Bordeaux were engaged in taking soundings of the shoal in the harbor. Hundreds of holes were made in the ice to enable them to do their work effectively. The work is now done and Capt. Paul will send a report of his operations to Ottawa.

A Kingstonian In Trouble - Capt. Crosby to be tried for murder at Bay City, Mich.; had been a fisherman with headquarters at Brother's Island, failing at this he became a sailor and became master of the sch. Western; recently head ship rigger at Bay City.

Incidents of the Day - The iron workers who were employed at Collinsby for some time were discharged recently, and will not resume operations until after a furnace is built. Then the plates for the new steam tug, to be built for the Collinsby rafting company, will be repaired.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jan 1891