The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1891

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The prop. Cuba is stranded in the Morrisburg canal.

The prop. Campana left for Toronto last night where she will lay up for the winter.

The str. North King is doing an excellent business between Charlotte and Port Hope.

The prop. Ocean passed through last night, being delayed in Morrisburg canal by low water.

The schr. Ella Murton cleared last night, for Sandusky, with a cargo of ice, and the schr. Folger left for Oswego with a load of lumber.

Clearances: schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; tugs Active and Thompson, Montreal, eight barges with grain; tug Walker and barges Minnedosa and Kildonan, Duluth, light.

Robert Davis has in preparation an improved engine for steam purposes without reversing gear of any kind. The invention is his own and is especially adapted to steam launches. Another invention of his is the duplex pony, which is small and compact and principally for yacht purposes.

Arrivals: schr. Falconer, Whitby, 11,600 bushels barley; schr. Vienna, Darlington, 10,000 bushels barley; schr. Wave Crest, Pickering, 10,000 bush. barley; prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 44,000 bushels rye; tug Active, Montreal, five barges, light; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa, passengers and freight.

News in Small Lots - The tug Jessie Hall, sunk near Brockville, was raised and is now on the ways at Portsmouth. She will receive a new wheel and her machinery will be repaired.

Capt. C.H. Nicholson, commander of the palace steamer North King, left Port Hope on Monday for Philadelphia to attend the dental college. He expects to graduate this winter. For the remainder of the season the North King will be in charge of Mr. Jerald, mate.

p.4 In A Boat Load Of Stones - Colborne, Oct. 2nd - man and boat seen to sink in Lake Ontario; believed to be a suicide.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1891