The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1891

Full Text

p.1 General Paragraphs - The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company will rebuild four barges during the winter months.

The pumping house at the dry dock is ready for occupancy. The last stone of the chimney was laid today.

Delayed On The Bridge - About nine o'clock this morning an old scow got entangled with its anchor in the Cataraqui draw bridge and before it could be released and the bridge closed for traffic an hour had elapsed and the fifty shivering Pittsburgers allowed to proceed to market.


The schr. Annie Falconer is loading barley at Rednersville for Oswego.

The schr. Stone, loaded with lumber, cleared for Sackett's Harbor this morning.

Cleared: tug Walker, Oswego, with schrs. Delaware and Drummond in tow; prop. Acadia, Hamilton.

The range lights for the harbor were launched yesterday and taken to Anglin's dock to be tied up for the winter.

The prop. Acadia left for Hamilton this morning. She will enter the dry dock at Port Dalhousie, where she will remain all winter.

It is said that the steambarge Water Lily only used seven and a half tons of coal in making a round trip between Picton and Montreal.

The schr. Albacore, anchored off Swift's dock since Wednesday, has been refitted with spars, etc., and leaves for Oswego today to discharge her cargo of grain.

Arrivals: tug Walker, Montreal, five light barges; prop. Glengarry, Gananoque, to complete cargo here; schr. Herbert Dudley, Brockville, to lay up; schr. Wave Crest, Gananoque, to be dry-docked.



This letter was in the Cleveland Marine Record of Nov. 26th:

Charlotte, Nov. 23rd - I noticed an article in a recent issue of your valuable paper, stating that a company in Toledo had purchased the str. Sylvan Stream, now lying at this port and the said steamer had earned the reputation of the "greyhound" of the St. Lawrence river. I beg to differ with your informant as I know just what the above boat can do in speed under the most favorable circumstances, as I commanded her for three seasons and also having brought her around from Pictou, Nova Scotia. She is a speedy boat, but not the fastest on the St. Lawrence. The (steel) steamer St. Lawrence is the "greyhound" of that river which I can prove. The distance from Clayton to Cape Vincent (air line) is sixteen and one-fourth miles, by water it is seventeen and one half miles. On account of the angles in the river making the distance longer than over land.

The best time the Sylvan Stream ever made, no landings, was from Cape Vincent dock to Clayton dock, in one hour, two and one-half minutes. The steamer Rothesay, which I commanded, has covered the same distance in fifty-five minutes, light. The St. Lawrence made it in fifty minutes and made a landing at Carleton Island, crossed the river and made landing at Millens Bay, all in the above time. She has carried the "broom" ever since she first turned her wheels. J.B. ESTES.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
28 Nov 1891
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1891