The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1892

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Lake Ontario is slowly but steadily rising.

Capt. W. Scott will master the tug Maggie May this season.

Richardson's will load the barges with wheat for Montreal.

The storm drum foretells a continued blow from the west.

The Oswego lighthouses were lighted Saturday evening.

The schr. Annie M. Peterson, Oswego, is to have a new set of sails.

The steamer Corsican is having new buckets put on her wheels.

T. Halligan has been engaged as wheelsman on the str. Corsican.

The improvements to the schr. Ella Murton are now all completed.

The str. North King is being painted. The carpenter work is now all complete.

The schr. Grantham can boast of being the first sailing vessel to leave this port this season.

T. McAuley's new steamyacht is the envy of all local yachtsmen. It is indeed a beauty and cost $800.

C.C. Newton, Montreal, is in the city to see his new steamyacht, now in erection at R. Davis' ship yard.

The tug Thistle, of the Lake Ontario fishing company, of Cape Vincent, is being repainted at Davis' ship yard.

The scow Quebec is being converted into a steambarge. Workmen are engaged putting in a new keel box and engine.

Capt. Newlands, of the str. Rideau Belle, left on a trip up the Rideau canal to make arrangements for the coming season.

The Oswego manufacturing company has chartered the barge Atwater, Buffalo, to go as consort with the steambarge Van Allen.

The str. Spartan will be equipped with what is known as feather wheels this season. The change is expected to add to her speed.

The str. Khartoum, lying at Richardson's slip all winter, is leaking badly. There were four feet of water in her hold all winter.

The str. Hero has had one new wheel put on. The workmen had not sufficient time to attack the other one before the opening of navigation.

C. Chambers, carter, sold his horse and truck to E. McFadden yesterday and left for Detroit last night, where he has been engaged as mate of a vessel.

The str. Rideau Belle is having some work done to her engine. The boat will be dry docked shortly and receive a general overhauling so as to be ready for the opening of navigation.

The fishing boat B.O.Y., of the Lake Ontario Fish Co., arrived in the city per G.T.R. from Collingwood yesterday, and will locate in this vicinity for the summer, with Prinyer's Cove as headquarters. She carries with her 22 miles of netting, an immense amount of line for one boat. Her crew consists of C.B. Duffy, capain; H. Merchant and H. Black.

The excursion steamer being built by Messrs. Murphy, Coalin and Burns, at Buffalo, is larger and roomier than any similar craft that has ever plied there. She is handsome in model, and her owners promise that she shall be handsome also in finish and outfit. She is to be called the Columbia, and will have capacity for carrying 1,200 people comfortably. Mr. Burns mentioned is a resident of this city.

The Wetmore's Wet Time - San Francisco, April 6th - whaleback arrived yesterday, almost a wreck after storm.


New Steel Boat For The Upper Lake Trade.

The Canadian steel barge company is having a new boat built at Toronto for the upper lake trade. The boat is a steel steamer of the monitor type and will engage in the grain and coal trade between Kingston and the upper lake ports. The machinery in the new boat is to be placed nearly amidships, making the vessel turn better when light. Instead of the cigar-shaped bows of the whalebacks, the new boat is to have a raw bow, with a forecastle deck forward. It is fitted with seven self-trimming hatches, the openings being raised above the top of the rounded deck, and so arranged as to be easily accesible for loading and unloading cargo. The keel is 225 feet, the full Welland canal size, with a 38 foot beam and a hold of 20 feet. She is fitted with fore and aft compound engines, and is expected to have a speed of 13 knots on a consumption of 1,000 pounds of coal per hour. The new boat will register about 850 tons, and will have a carrying capacity of 2,200 tons, dead weight, on 15 feet draft of water.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1892