The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1892

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The sloop Idlewild is loading iron for the Stone Mills.

The last cargo of coal for Swift & Co. this season has been stored.

James Brock, mate of the schr. Ella Murton, left for Port Dover today, where he lives.

The schr. Annandale cleared for Deseronto today to lay up. She came to the spile dock with soft coal from Charlotte.

Capt. Mallett claims to be head over the best gang in the employ of the M.T. company. He has twelve men, who he says, "work like terriers."

The prop. Algonquin will be dry-docked in the government dock as soon as the M.T. company's lease runs out. The Algonquin will lay there all winter and have a new stern built.

A large quantity of grain from Canadian ports was transhipped here during the past season, but was not included in the figures given yesterday. The customs returns were only for United States grain.

The schr. Hanlan arrived from Oswego last night. Capt. T. Craig says a terribly rough sea was rolling, but with a south western wind he crossed the lake in four and a half hours. This is big time.

Pilot Ouelette has been sent a cheque for $96, a small testimonial from passengers on the str. Corinthian at the time of her burning, for his coolness and judgement in saving life. He will be a pilot again next year.

On Saturday evening at Buffalo chief engineer Marshall, of the whaleback Mather, which ran from West Superior to Buffalo, was presented with a handsome ring by the members of the crew. Mr. Marshall is a Kingstonian.

The schr. Glenora was unloaded and it was found she had between 8,000 and 9,000 badly damaged wheat. This will be sold in bulk. Capt. Donnelly thinks it will bring about twenty or twenty-five cents a bushel. The Glenora will be docked at once and the survey of the hull take place.

The hull of the burned str. Corinthian has been towed from Coteau du Lac to Sorel, where it will be put upon the stocks and rebuilt. The wood work was entirely burned away, but the hull and boilers are in good condition. It cost the company some $1,500 to get the hull to Sorel, which added to $2,050 got for the wreck, makes the lot look like a fairly cheap one.

p.2 Stella, Dec. 7th - ...Capt. Saunders arrived home last week. Capt. Allen has laid up the Freeman here....

p.4 The Soo Canal Closed - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Dec. 8th - closed after greatest season in its history; freight increased 2,325,000 tons; grain increased 64 per cent, flour 43 per cent and iron ore 38 per cent.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1892