The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jan 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Ogdensburg mariners are in Detroit arranging to purchase a steamer to run as a tramp from Chicago to Ogdensburg.

The prop. St. Magnus is being rebuilt at Hamilton. About thirty men have been engaged on her since being laid up in the fall. Capt. Patenaude will be in charge again next season.

p.4 The White Oak Changes Hands - The schooner White Oak was sold by Capt. Joseph Dix to Capt. Quinn, of Oakville, for $2, ?, yesterday. The White Oak is one of the best vessels on Lake Ontario.

Jan. 21, 1893

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Joseph Lalonde, nearly suffocated by gas in the cabin of the barge Cornwall the other day, is still unable to work.

Jan. 23, 1893

p.1 General Paragraphs - There are twenty-three ship carpenters at work at Portsmouth.

Capt. John Ewart has disposed of his large schooner Albacore to Capt. Braund, Port Hope, receiving the schooner Vienna and $4,000. The vessels are both in first class order.

Capt. Thomas Taylor reports that owing to the low freights of the past season very little ship building is going on and that another year many vessels will be dropped out of the list entirely.

Incidents of the Day - None of the captains or men of the R. & O. N. Co. will be employed until after the annual meeting of the company the middle of next month. Capt. Ada, of the Corsican, is employed the year round. He has charge of the boats laid up here.

C. McSorley, late engineer of the tug Walker, will go on the propellor Glengarry, next season.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jan 1893