The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The old yacht Annie Cuthbert is rolling on the shore about twenty miles from Chicago. She was purchased by A. Fisher, of Chicago, and was called Greyhound.

The steam barge Alberta pulled off the barge Isis at Carleton Island on Sunday. Some of the cargo was thrown overboard in lightening her.


The tug Ranger is laid up at Newboro.

The tugs Bronson and Hall have gone into winter quarters.

The sloop Laura D. cleared for Prescott today, with a load of barley.

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

The schr. Grantham left Port Dalhousie for Kingston last night, after being weather bound there since Friday last.

The str. Spartan made a trial run up the bay as far as Picton, and back again, yesterday, for the purpose of testing the speed capable of being accomplished by her newly improved engines. With a head of eighty pounds of steam she made an average of fifteen miles an hour or eighteen and 3/4 revolutions to the minute. Thomas P. Thompson, chief engineer for the R. & O. N. Co., was present and superintended the test. He expressed himself as well pleased with the result. Mr. Thompson left for Montreal today.

General Paragraphs - The new pumping engine at the dry dock was tested today. The trial was very satisfactory.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1891