The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1892

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The M.T. Co.'s new barge will be ready for launching in the spring.

Clearances: str. Campana, Fort William; schrs. Vienna and Jamieson, bay ports, light.

Davis & Son will build a steamer this winter for the Rideau river route for Capt. Noonan.

The schr. Grantham will remain in Gunn's slip until Monday. Her cargo of coal, valued at $400, was insured with Smith & Davis, Buffalo.

Two pumps are required to keep the schr. Grantham afloat. She will be placed in the dry-dock and her cargo of 400 tons of coal will be lightened.

The str. Rideau Belle has made two trips to Ottawa with apples within the past week. She will arrive up this afternoon and clear again on Monday.

The schr. Annie Falconer arrived in Oswego yesterday loaded with barley. She went from bay ports, and her cargo belonged to Richardson & Sons.

Arrivals: schr. Rutherford, 17,000 bush. peas and wheat; schr. Kate, Wellington, 6,200 bush. peas; str. Campana, Fort William, 32,000 bushels wheat.

Capt. Thomas Lynch of the str. Freemason left for his home in Westport today. He claims that the Freemason made a very successful season this year.

The str. North King was laid up yesterday after a fairly successful season. The summer season was excellent, but that of the spring and fall was not so encouraging.

Joseph Noonan, second mate of the str. Armenia, left for his home in Westport this afternoon, where he intends spending the winter. His companions of the Armenia wish him success.

The str. Pierrepont had the smallest load of freight, last night, she has had since running on the route between Kingston and Wolfe Island. Her cargo consisted of an old hat, an umbrella and the regular mail.

The schr. Cornelia made a quick trip from Clayton to Oswego, last Tuesday, and broke the record. The Cornelia cleared at 7:30 a.m. and arrived in Oswego at noon, making the trip - about sixty-five miles - in four hours and a half.

Nicholas Henderson has just completed a model of the M.T. Co's new steel steamer, which will be built in England this winter. Mr. Henderson has few rivals in this work, and the company are more than satisfied with the sketch. He will execute another drawing, locating the engines more to the centre of the boat, like the S.S. Parisian. In the first design the engines were in the stern. The Marine Review says the vessel will be 253 feet long and cost $150,000. The steamer will sail over in the spring.


Being told that several people wanted to know why the M.T. Co. could not build its new steamer in Kingston the outside manager of the company stated to a reporter that it was an utter impossibility to attempt such a job in Kingston. He quoted the case where it took two years to build the Collins Bay rafting company's tug Petrel with a capacity of 120 gross tonnage, "then," he said, "just ask the people to figure out how long it would take to build a steamer of 2,000 gross tonnage." The manager then went on to state that the only live industries in Kingston, at the present time, were the knitting mill, cotton mill and M.T. Co., and he was prepared to say that within three years the M.T. Co. would be no more. In his opinion the cause of such depression was due largely to the fact that sufficient work was not gotten out of the men in Kingston......



Marquette, Mich., Nov. 5th - A fierce norther is sweeping Lake Superior Friday, driving all craft to the nearest shelter. The steamer Masalia, bound for Two Harbors, gave up the struggle when off Stannard Rock, put back and tried to make the portage. Finding that impossible she had to run before the storm to this harbor.

The tugs Hebard and Colton were compelled to let go a raft containing 1,800,000 feet of timber off Presque Isle.

The steamers Pioneer and Pioneer State left here Thursday, but put back yesterday morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1892