The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1893

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The water in the harbor is a little higher now than this time last year.

It is expected that the str. Bannockburn will leave the government dry-dock on Wednesday.

The improvements to the schr. Dunn did not cost quite $200. This expense was made up through caulking.

The str. North King made her last trip down the river, yesterday, for this year. The majority of the people have now left the resorts. The King had a good number of passengers.

The prop. Acadia, Cleveland to Montreal, flour; strs. Oregon, Rugee, Germanic, Chicago to Kingston, corn; schr. Ispheming (Ishpeming ?), Toledo to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Colborne last night.

It is possible the U.S. cutter Perry may go in the dry-dock here to have her rudder post and wheel repaired. The Perry is too long and draws too much water to get into the Oswego dock.

A despatch received from Port Colborne this morning states: "A strong south-west breeze began blowing yesterday with no abatement tonight. The str. A.H. Jennie and schr. J.T. Mott bound up the lake were forced to put back for shelter. The latter lost some of her rigging. The yacht Cygnet struck Mohawk reef and is leaking badly. She was sheltered last night."

A Fine Welcome - The report was circulated that the str. North King had gone down in Monday's storm, but she returned to Port Hope on Monday night. It was estimated that three thousand persons were at the dock to give her a welcome. It was found that she rode the storm like a duck, and proved to be one of the best sea-going vessels on the lake.

p.2 Through the Canals - facts and figures on cargoes, tonnage, etc., going through the canals for various years.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1893