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

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This morning Ira Folger launched his houseboat Kangaroo from Davis' dry-dock. He will build cabins on her right away.

The str. Glengarry passed the Soo at ten o'clock yesterday morning. She is towing the barge Minnedosa and has wheat for the M.T. Co.

The str. Bannockburn cleared for Fort William again last night. It is the intention of the company to have her make two more trips yet this fall. The steamer can get more than she can attend to.

The str. James Swift is in from Ottawa this morning. She now leaves Ottawa at three o'clock in the morning. The purpose is to make time and also to keep up with the heavy demands for freightage.

With reference to Principal Grant's statement that it was only a matter of a few years until vessels would pass through to the sea, the manager of the M.T. Co. asserts that it will be a longer time than Principal Grant thinks before this takes place. There is more than the canals to be deepened. Vessels are continually striking in the river and lakes between here and Montreal. A pile of blasting would have to be done in Lachine lake and other places. The scheme would cost millions of dollars.

Navigation Delayed - Ottawa, Nov. 3rd - men working night and day to repair break in Welland canal banks at Thorold.

General Paragraphs - The recent storm blew down a tree on "Seven Pine" Island at the head of Leak Island, where the Aylesworth (sic - Ellsworth ?) sunk four years ago, leaving only six pines on the island. Mariners say the name of the place will have to be changed.

The Columbus caravels have been towed from Jackson Park to Chicago, where they will be stocked with provisions and then towed to Erie, Pa., where they will winter. Next spring they will be taken to Washington.

p.2 Resignation of Capt. Doyle - Capt. James O. Doyle, keeper of the life-saving station at Charlotte, has resigned. The cause of Capt. Doyle's resignation is the fact that during 1891 he was disabled by hernia, and as all men over fifty years of age must pass a medical examination yearly, Capt. Doyle was unable to pass the examination in 1892 and all this summer. As soon as Capt. Doyle retires from the station he intends to open a boat building yard at Charlotte.

p.4 Vessels In Distress - Tobermory, Nov. 3rd - The schooner Mary is ashore and leaking badly at Cockburn Island. The Dominion is here leaking badly and with most of her sails blown away and her centre-board gone.

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