The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1891

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The str. Hero is frozen in at Belleville.

There are several vessels loaded for Kingston weather-bound in Oswego.

The schrs. Fisher and White Oak are in Oswego loading coal for Kingston.

The water in the St. Lawrence is lower now than it has been within the past twelve years.

The buoys on the Carruthers and Point Frederick shoals were carried away during the recent gales.

The schr. Flora Carveth arrived in port yesterday afternoon. She was three weeks picking up her load of barley along the north shore.

A despatch was received this morning that the cabin of the str. Orion was destroyed by fire at Tonawanda. The boat is owned by the Collinsby rafting company.

The schr. Grantham left Cleveland for Sandusky, on Friday last, but was compelled to turn back on account of ice. She will load with coal at Cleveland for here.

Norman B. Dick, of Toronto, has asked R. Davis to superintend, in that city, the building of two yachts. In consequence of work sufficient to engage his attention all winter he has refused the offer.

Davis & Son will build this winter a steamer for Capt. Noonan to do service on the Rideau river. The boat will be 106 feet long and twenty four feet wide. The new boat will run eleven miles an hour and be specially fitted up for passengers.

General Paragraphs - Capt. Noonan's new steamer will be commenced in a few days. It will be in design, similar to the str. Kathleen.

p.4 Lake Captain Suicides - Buffalo, Dec. 1st - Thomas Burch, formerly a lake captain, one time part owner and commander of the steamer Donaldson.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1891