The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1891

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p.1 The Engines To Be Tested - Thomas P. Thompson, chief engineer of the R. & O. N. Co., and A.Y. Battis, of Slater & Co., manufacturers, Montreal, arrived in the city this morning and will make a test of the str. Spartan's new compound engines. On account of rough weather the trial trip will be made tomorrow.

General Paragraphs - The yacht Here Now was towed down to Davis' dock this morning and hauled out for the winter.

A telegram received this afternoon states that the schr. Grantham passed Port Colborne safely, en route for Kingston.

The schr. Acacia arrived from Fairhaven with coal for Gananoque. The schr. Fleetwing, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

Owing to the low water great difficulty is being experienced in getting the str. North King into Davis' dry dock. She is now hard in the mud a few yards from the dock.

The str. Orion, damaged by fire at Tonawanda, on Tuesday, is laying up for the winter at Port Dalhousie. W. Leslie, who went to Chicago in the interests of the Collins Bay forwarding company, is expected home today.

A Heavy Gale - The wind blew fierce from the south-west this morning, carrying away window shutters and blowing down fences and trees. The ferry steamer went over her route but at a very slow pace. The sight of the waves breaking on her bows was interesting.


The schr. Julia left for Picton today to lay up.

The tug Thompson is having a new compound engine put in.

The schr. Acacia, Fairhaven, coal for Gananoque, ran into the harbor for shelter last night.

The prop. Celtic arrived at Port Colborne last night with 19,000 bush. wheat. After unloading she will proceed to Hamilton to winter.

The steambarge Nile, with barge Isis in tow, cleared for Deseronto today to load lumber for Clayton. This is her last trip of the season.

The schr. Ella Murton, tied up at the M.T. Co.'s dock, received a good shaking last night. The spray dashed over the vessel and the crew were obliged to abandon her for a short time this morning.

The movement of all kinds of grain, since the end of July, has been the largest in the experience of the Montreal transportation company, and contrary to expectations at the opening of navigation. The season closed satisfactorily.

The old revenue cutter Bibb, bought by the Cleveland contracting company, has left Buffalo for Boston. She is now called the Pentagost. The steamer has undergone some repairs in Buffalo. She is to ply in the coast trade south of Boston.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1891