The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1893

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The Calvin company put a new jib-boom on the schr. Fleetwing. The vessel lost a trip by the accident, caused by the Delaware running into her while at anchor in the harbor.

Clearances: schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; prop. Ralph, Oswego, light; schr. Kate, Oswego, light; str. Quebec, Cape Vincent, railroad ties and cedar posts; schr. Keewatin, Colborne, light; str. Lindsay and barge Merritt, Oswego, light.

A mariner called a reporter's attention to the schr. Baltic, being unloaded of grain at Richardson's dock, today. "There is the only man that is making money with a vessel," said he. "How is that?" "It 's a regular home." The captain, his wife, and three sons compose the crew.

The str. Rideau Belle arrived from her second trip down the canal today. Capt. Noonan says the water is high in the canal. During the winter the Belle had her engine exchanged for another, and Capt. Noonan says she runs as well as ever. The Belle's old engine goes in the str. James Swift.

Last evening the steamer John J. Hill arrived from Chicago with 42,000 bushels of grain. The freight is 3 1/2 cents per bushel. In the winter the captain refused several offers of 6 cents freight, expecting the rates would be dearer in the spring. He started for Kingston a week ago today, and had a very disagreeable trip. The weather was bad all the way. He will clear for Oswego to load for Chicago.

Arrivals: sloop Maggie L., Lia and Pilot, grain from bay ports; schr. Annie Falconer, Oswego, coal; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, coal; prop. J.J. Hill, Chicago, 41,000 bushels corn; schr. Acacia, Oswego, 340 tons coal; schr. John B. Merritt, Chicago, 40,000 bushels wheat; schr. Annandale, Charlotte, coal; schr. Julia, Wellington, 4,800 bushels wheat; barge Water Lily, Consecon, 6,300 bushels peas; str. Argonaut, Chicago, 46,641 bushels corn; schr. Nirvana, Chicago, 44,150 bushels corn; str. Wilhelm, Chicago, 40,000 bushels corn.


Ship Launch At Middlesbrough.

On Thursday there was launched from the Cleveland dockyard of Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Middlesbrough, the steel screw steamer which has been built to the order of the Montreal transportation company, of Montreal. The principal dimensions are: Length, 254 ft.; beam, 40 ft.; depth moulded, 24 ft. 4 in., with a dead-weight carrying capacity of over 2,700 tons. She has been built under special survey for Lloyd's highest class. Engines will be fitted by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Co., limited, of Wallsend-on-Tyne, the cylinders being 21-34 and 56x39 stroke, with two large boilers working at a pressure of 160 lbs. per square inch. This steamer has an unbroken deck all fore and aft, with the exception of a top-gallant forecastle for the accommodation of the crew; and a sunk poop aft handsomely fitted up for the accommodation of the officers and passengers. She has been constructed specially for trading on the great lakes, and in order to get the vessel on her station she will require to pass locks on the St. Lawrence which are much too short for her length. Efficient provision has therefore been made for cutting the steamer in two portions, each of which will float at a suitable draft, and after these obstacles to navigation laws have been passed she will be again rivetted together. She is rigged as a three-masted schooner, and has a large number of handy hatches to fit her for her special trade. She has been built under the superintendence of Capt. A. McMaugh, of St. Catharines, Ont., Canada. As the steamer was leaving the ways she was named the Bannockburn by Miss Keith, Glen of Greenock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1893