The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Nov 1893

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Nov. 2, 1893

p.1 (missing bottom of pages 1 & 2)


The storm drum was hoisted today for a heavy gale from the west.

The schr. B.W. Folger has arrived from Sodus Point with coal for Swift & Co.

Arrivals: str. Ocean, Montreal; str. North King, Charlotte; str. Magnet, Hamilton.

The str. James A. Walker will clear for Montreal this evening with four barges laden with grain.

The str. North King has arrived from Charlotte and will be laid up at the locomotive works dock for the winter. The King had a very good season.

C. Chambers, sailing on vessels on the upper lakes all summer, has come back for the winter. He says he does not fear a gale while he is in a good vessel.

Mr. Carroll made a pair of wheels for the steamer Columbian, which will increase the speed over what she has shown. The wheels will be put in the boat this winter.

The schr. Fleetwing will make another trip to Sodus Point, when she will probably be laid up for the season. Capt. Shaw has been one of the lucky vessel owners this season and has been kept busy nearly all the time.

The str. Magnet was delayed on her trip down from Toronto last night on account of a heavy load of freight. The boat is getting more stuff than she can handle. It is the intention of the R. & O. N. Co. to boom the route between Hamilton and Montreal next year.

The S.S. Bannockburn arrived from Fort William last night and had a thrilling time on Lake Superior. The vessel was overtaken by a snowstorm and her decks were covered with the "beautiful" at least four inches deep. The Bannockburn had a good passage, however. She will make at least another trip.

A. Sills, late mate on the str. Richelieu, returned from the upper lakes today. He had been engaged as wheelsman on the prop. Hale and was out in the big gale a few weeks ago. The Hale had a rough time of it. Her engines and rudder chains were broken. The captain of the Hale became mentally deranged on account of the voyage and has been obliged to quit his post. Mr. Sills will go on the prop. Hecla now in the dry-dock.

General Paragraphs - The schr. Queen of the Lakes is now at Millhaven loading lumber for Oswego.

p.2 The Council Meeting - petition from L.B. Spencer, requesting that a resolution be passed, exempting steam and sailing yachts, the same as steam and sailing yachts; had been discussed a year ago; after much discussion request was sent to court of revision.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Nov 1893