The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1893

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p.1 The Council Tid-bits - after a great deal of discussion, city council voted that steam and sailing yachts should be exempt from taxes.



The str. Hero will have her bottom painted.

The barge Corncrib is in the government dry-dock for repairs.

The schr. Ella Murton had her last cargo of coal for Swift & Co.

The M.T. Co.'s new barge will be a little larger than the schr. Winnipeg.

The M.T. Co. has a lot of grain up the lake which cannot be gotten down this fall.

The str. Cuba has started out twice since yesterday, but cannot get up the lake. She

will lay up in Hamilton.

The prop. Glengarry arrived at Fort William on Sunday. She was loaded immediately, and departed for Kingston.

The prop. Tilley is expected today from Fort William. This is one of the boats that suffered through loss of time.

The barges Duluth and Eagle will be hauled out on the company's ways for the winter. Both barges are to be rebuilt.

Capt. R. Davis offered to make the improvements to the str. Empire State for $600. The State could not get through the bridge, however, and was obliged to go to Portsmouth to be fixed up.

Capt. Scott, of the str. Persia, arrived home from St. Catharines last week, after laying up the str. Persia. She had a very successful season, and when the freight rates dropped she retired.

Messrs. Davis, Shutliff and Calbeck, Gananoque, have sold their steamer Antelope to Richard Cook and Albert Davis, Schrieber. It is the intention of the new owners to put her on the Brockville route next season.

The str. Lake Michigan received word from her owners to lighten at the M.T. Co.'s dock, and this was done. There were two inches of ice in the Beauharnois canal yesterday, and the str. could not have gotten through. She went to Oswego to load coal for Hamilton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1893