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

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The canals close on Saturday next.

The tug Petrel is in port to lay up for the winter.

The steamers Marquis of Lorne and Swan have gone into winter quarters at Portsmouth.

The shipyard run by the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company has been closed down until after the Christmas holidays.

The M.T. Co's docks were all bustle today. Twenty-five or thirty barges had arrived to be laid up and the tugs were kept busy transferring the boats.

Gifts For The Crew - Mr. Ogilvie, Montreal, to whom the Glenora's cargo of wheat was consigned, has apparently appreciated the efforts of the crew when adrift on Lake Superior and in return has forwarded a dozen or more barrels of his Hungarian flour to be divided between Capt. Fleming and his men. The men deserving of it will receive enough flour to last them through the winter.

p.2 New Tonnage On The Lake - Cleveland, Dec. 5th - The lake shipyards are likely to have a prosperous winter. Contracts have been placed for eight steel passenger steamers, besides twenty-nine new freighters and their consorts. The total value of the new tonnage will exceed $7,150,000. The capacity of the freight alone will exceed 70,000 tons, or 1,500,000 in a season.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1892