The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1891

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The str. W.H. Alderson was burned to the water's edge at Port Dover on Monday night. The boat was worth $9,000 and was owned by the Georgian Bay transport company.

Arrivals: prop. Lora, Ogdensburg; strs. Ferris, Oswego; Bon Voyage, Charlotte; Southgate, Alexandria Bay, pleasure party; barge Iowa, Charlotte; str. Ione, Alexandria Bay, pleasure party.

General Paragraphs - The barge Merlin is at Davis' dry dock. A new wheel is being put on the str. Lorelei. The steamer Outlet Queen is also on dock for repairs. Another barge will be docked tonight.

The barge City of Kingston, from the weight of coal in the stern, sprang a leak at Swift's wharf. It filled quite fast. The fire engine was called into service and speedily emptied the craft. The coal was being shipped to Smith's Falls.

Francis' new steam yacht was launched at the foot of Simcoe street yesterday. She stuck at the foot of the ways and did not reach the water until late at night. She is a very handsome craft. The new yacht has been christened the Bertha. She is 51 feet long and 10 feet beam. She will go thirteen miles an hour.

New River Boats - The year after the str. St. Lawrence was built Capt. Pierce, who drew her lines, was asked to prepare lines for steamers which were to run on the river St. Lawrence in connection with the Canadian Pacific railway. The plans were not needed then, but will likely be used this winter in building boats for the route. The boats will have steel hulls and be suitable in every way for the work. The Folger Bros. will be largely interested in the enterprise.

p.4 Pith of the News - The Detroit schooner F.B. Pomeroy, bound for Rochester, was burned yesterday off Oak Orchard harbor with its cargo of 800 tons of coal. The crew was saved by a passing yacht.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1891