The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Nov 1891

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C.F. Gildersleeve is thinking of building a barge this winter.

The schr. Wave Crest will be dry-docked at Davis' tomorrow.

New machinery is being put in the str. Corsican. Her engines will be compounded.

The prop. Persia sheltered here yesterday, and left for St. Catharines this morning to winter.

The tug Seymour brought two barges, which had been used at Ogdensburg, to Portsmouth today.

The str. Nile and barge Isis cleared for Cornwall this morning after being weather bound for the past ten days.

The prop. Glengarry, weather bound for the past week, cleared for Oswego this morning loaded with barley.

The barges Hyderabad and Bangalore have been sold to western people and will be utilized at Sault Ste. Marie.

The schr. Oliver Mowat, bound for Toronto with coal, was obliged to run back to Oswego, Monday night, for shelter.

The prop. Acadia arrived from Montreal this morning on her last trip of the season. She ran aground in Morrisburg canal on Tuesday.

Capt. Parsons and son Herbert arrived from Port Colborne yesterday. The schr. Queen of the Lakes has been wintered after a successful season.

The schr. Eccles, Colborne, loaded with rye for Kingston, ran aground at Four Mile Point, yesterday afternoon. A tug went to her relief this morning, but she is still hard on the bottom.

The schr. W.T. Greenwood, Oswego, bound for Oakville, was struck by a squall when near Sodus on Monday. Her mainsail and a couple of staysails were blown into ribbons. She put back to Oswego and arrived there in a disabled condition.

The schr. Delaware is lying at Richardson's dock in a disabled condition. As soon as weather permits she will be towed over to Oswego, where she will lay up. The vessel was twelve days trying to make Oswego. Once land was in sight but she had to turn back. She is laden with barley.

The schr. Singapore arrived from Oswego with coal, last night. The heavy gale did not hinder the vessel from making her trip. She sailed when all other vessels were weatherbound. Capt. Simmons says he gained a trip on the White Oak. Capt. Dix was lying at Four Mile Point when the Singapore passed out, and is there still. On the trip to Oswego her head gear and jib were carried away.

Cannot Handle The Grain - Buffalo, Nov. 26th - It is estimated there are 2,000,000 bushels of grain afloat here with more coming in every day. The storm has kept the elevators from doing much work this week, and if that were the worst of it a few days of good weather would see the cargoes out and the boats could go on their way, but the elevators are almost full now. A single tallyman reports that he has seventy vessels set down on his list and all are either here or under way. How the grain is to be handled no one knows.

Weekly British Whig, Nov. 26, 1891

p.4 District Dashes - The partly burned schooner George Suffel, an eyesore in Trenton harbor for two years, has been torn to pieces.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Nov 1891