The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Grantham will lose money on her trip this time on account of the long delay. The vessel is getting a good freight, 30 cents to Toronto, but the sailors' wages since loading at Oswego will goble this amount. The Grantham could not take a full load on account of low water in Toronto harbor.

Will Visit Home.

Jacob Mathews, the colored engineer of the str. Lorelei, leaves today for Washington. After visiting there a while he will go to Harper's Ferry, Virginia, to see his sister. Jacob says he would not care to live in the south now. There is too much prejudice between the white and colored people. He has not been to his old home in many years. His mother is still living and is ninety-five years of age. Mr. Mathews, himself, is in good health and predicts that he will live to be over a hundred years. He will go on the Lorelei again next year.


The str. Magnet will return from Montreal and lay up at Kingston for the winter.

The schr. B.W. Folger is still lying here. She has had her topsail repaired and is again ready for the seas.

The prop. Cuba called at Swift's dock this morning. She goes to Montreal and returns to Hamilton where she lays up.

Calvin's new tug is about completed. All that remains to be done is the locating of the engine. It will be finished this fall.

The str. James Swift, in Davis' dry dock, is being made a stronger boat. Her sides will be stiffened. The job will take ten days time.

The steamers Arabian, Tilley, Melbourne, Bannockburn and Glengarry are en route to Fort William for grain for the M.T. company.

The Standard oil company contributed $500 towards the fund being raised in Oswego for Capt. Fox, of the wrecked schooner Flora Emma.

Capt. Daniel McLeod, for the board of underwriters sold the wreck of the tug Cummings, at Cape Vincent, to Capt. Gus Hinckley, for $300.

The schrs. Ella Murton and B.W. Folger will load coal at Oswego for James Swift & Co. This concluded the firm's marine business for the season.

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company has the contract of putting false sides on the str. Empire State. The steamer will be hauled out on the ways at once.

The schrs. Queen of the Lakes, Fleetwing and three others are still in shelter in McDonald's cove. The lake still continues to be rough and vessels are afraid to venture out.

Seven boats will go into the government dry-dock this winter. The str. Empire State will be overhauled and greatly repaired; four tugs owned by the M.T. company, and a government tug and dredge will be prepared.

John Fitzgerald, who works on the Murray canal, piloted the str. Cuba from there to the city this morning. The offices are being removed to the centre of the canal, and next year tolls will be collected there instead of at the bridges.

p.2 The Vessel Released - Amherstburg, Nov. 21st - The str. C.B. Lockwood, which was sunk at the Limekiln crossing on the evening of Nov. 11th, by colliding with the schooner Elizabeth was released this morning and proceeded at once to Detroit for repairs.

Nov. 23, 1893

not published - Thanksgiving

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1893