The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Ella Murton was chartered by Breck & Booth this afternoon to go to Oswego for another cargo of coal.

The str. Maud was oblided to go round the foot of the island today. A terrific sea is rolling outside.

Incidents of the Day - The schr. Grantham has not yet cleared for Oswego.

The tug Hall is in from Montreal with four light barges.

Calvin's new tug will be launched before the ice forms.

The str. Magnet was laid up along the esplanade on Saturday. Her paddle boxes were covered with ice when she arrived.

The Cuba has arrived from Montreal. She took a load of pig iron, transferred from Montreal by barges, and also several barrels of oil. She goes up the lakes.

The str. Lake Michigan is in from Fort William with 45,000 bushels of wheat. It is not yet decided whether she will proceed to Montreal or tranship her cargo by the M.T. Co.'s barges. The steamer is afraid of being frozen in. The Beauharnois canal was full of ice this morning.

The schr. Ella Murton is in with coal for Breck & Booth. Capt. Saunders says there were twenty-five sailing vessels and steamers wind-bound at Oswego. They all got away on Saturday. Many vessels were laying there fifteen and twenty days. Vessels have suffered financially on account of the recent blow.

The str. Bannockburn arrived at Fort William on Saturday, loaded wheat and cleared for Kingston. She was at the Soo today. It has been storming ever since the Bannockburn left Kingston. Capt. McMaugh wires today that a terrific snowstorm is raging on the upper lakes today. The steamer has been able to brave the seas while other boats have been laid up.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1893