The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Last evening the tugs Thompson and Glide left for Montreal with 40,000 bushels of grain. This is a pretty late trip, and at this season of the year the navigation of the St. Lawrence river is dangerous. On the way down the boats will have to break through miles of ice. The last trip for the Montreal transportation company was made last year on the same date as yesterday. At noon today P.R. Henderson received orders to send no more grain to Montreal.


The tug Bronson has been retired for the winter months.

The tugs Thompson and Glide cleared for Montreal with four barges of grain of grain today.

Yesterday the steambarge Nile cleared from the Grove Inn dock for Deseronto to go into winter quarters. She had a very successful season, and was not injured through accident.

The schr. Grantham has been at this port for over two weeks with a cargo of coal for Toronto. She loaded at Oswego but was obliged to run in here. The owners of the cargo have been able to dispose of the coal to local dealers.

The strs. Bannockburn, Melbourne, Arabian and Glengarry are all bound down with grain for Kingston. The grain is consigned to Ogilvie & Co., Montreal. If the weather keeps fine the company will be able to take a portion of it down the river. A large amount will be left here over winter, however. There are over 150,000 bushels in all.

The prop. Tilley was released from her position on Nine Mile Point yesterday. Four tugs worked around her and the company ran a risk in taking the elevator out as the sea was pretty rough at that point. The Tilley was running at full speed when she struck, and most of her cargo had to be removed. She was unloaded and able to clear up the lakes again last night.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1893