The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1892

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J. Donnelly pulled his sailing yacht out yesterday afternoon.

The str. D.D. Calvin is being hauled out at Garden Island and will be greatly strengthened this winter.

The schr. B.W. Folger is waiting a message as to whether she will take a load of lumber and shingles to Clayton or not.

The schr. White Oak moved from Gunn's wharf up to Breck & Booth's dock this morning to be relieved of her cargo of coal.

Capt. Craig brought over 2 or 3 of the Ella Murton's crew, left at Oswego the last trip over. The men went "up town" and forgot to return in time for leaving.

The 9000 bushels of damaged grain of the schr. Glenora was sold, yesterday afternoon, for 33 1/2 cents. The "ring", the composition of which is well-known, of course got it. There were buyers present from Belleville, Valleyfield, and other places. The Glenora will be docked today.

Was Knocked Down To Him - At the sale of the Glenora's damaged grain, yesterday afternoon, one of the dock men bid 37 cents for the wheat. It was knocked down to him at this price, but as was expected the man had not the money. He was given time to get the check, but needless to say he did not return. He had probably been prompted to bid up the price. There were at least 250 people on the deck of the Glenora and a lively time occurred.

The Belle to be Sold - The machinery has been taken out of the str. Rideau Belle, and the new boat is now in frame. The steamer will be built in Davis' dry-dock and will cost it is expected $9,500. Folger Bros. offered Capt. Noonan $500 for the hull of the Rideau Belle this morning. The offer will probably be accepted.

Incidents of the Day - There will be lively times at Collinsby this winter. A great many boats, owned by the Collinsby rafting company, will be repaired.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1892