The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1891

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The str. Hero has gone into winter quarters.

The str. Spartan made a trip up the lake this morning for the purpose of testing her engines.

Arrivals: sloop Idlewild, Amherst Island, barley; str. Khartoum, Collinsby, buckwheat.

The tug Walker towed the Glengarry down to the M.T. Co.'s dock this morning where she will be laid up.

There is little stir about the docks now. With the exception of a few small crafts plying between the islands everything is laid up.

On account of being delayed in discharging her cargo the schr. Fleetwing will be obliged to lay up in Kingston instead of at Presque Isle.

If the Bay of Quinte becomes frozen over before the harbor, the Rathbun company will ship a large quantity of lumber from here to Oswego.

The White Oak discharging coal at Breck & Booth's dock will go into winter quarters in a few days. She will receive a new foremast this winter.

The schr. Grantham, which cleared for Cleveland about a month ago loaded with phosphate, is expected to arrive in port today with a load of coal.

The tug Rescue and two barges belonging to the Rathbun company ran aground at the head of Carleton Island, Saturday morning, during the gale. The vessels had been unloading cedar posts and sawdust at Cape Vincent when the heavy wind came up, and, being unable to obtain shelter at the Cape, put out for Carleton Island, where they dropped anchor. The cause of the accident was due to the towline becoming entangled in the wheel, rendering it unserviceable. The str. Pierrepont went over at four o'clock, yesterday morning, with Capt. Donnelly and his wrecking apparatus on board, and had little difficulty in releasing the barges. She arrived back at 5:30 o'clock last night. The tug shipped considerable water, but no damage was sustained. She left with the barges in tow for Deseronto this morning.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1891