The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The barge Minnedosa left the government dry-dock today after having her seams tightened.

The S.S. Bannockburn, from Fort William, will reach here tomorrow with a cargo of wheat. She was in the canal today.

The prop. Melbourne will tomorrow from Fort William with a cargo of wheat. She left Port Dalhousie yesterday.



The river navigation has practically closed.

The sloop Maggie L. will go along the lake shore to load buckwheat.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes goes to Oswego with a cargo of buckwheat for Richardson Bros.

The str. Melbourne, Fort William to Kingston, passed Port Colborne last night. She is loaded with wheat.

The str. Hero is in Davis' dry-dock for repairs, and the str. Nichols, of Cape Vincent, is waiting to go in.

The Engineering Review gives a cut of the Bannockburn's triple-expansion engines as a supplement to its November number.

The str. Guide was put up for sale at public auction at Sackett's Harbor and was bid in for $300 by Dr. S.D. Lord, one of the administrators.

The report of Inspector Donnelly to the dominion government respecting the cutter Bayfield, is a very lengthy one. It contains a week's observations on the boat.

The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. J. Saunders, has been chartered to carry a cargo of barley from Belleville to Oswego and will carry coal back to the city for Breck & Booth. Owing to the reputation which Capt. Saunders has as a mariner, he had no difficulty getting a risk on the cargoes.

The schr. Grantham's troubles are not yet over. The owner finds that it is impossiblle to get into Crawford's dock on account of the low water. The schooner is drawing eleven feet while there is only ten feet of water at the dock. The vessel will probably lighten part of her cargo at Swift's.

The schr. B.W. Folger ran into Sackett's Harbor last Monday morning with three feet of water in her hold. She left Kingston three weeks ago, loaded with lumber for Oswego, and has been, for that length of time, in Kingston and at different points on the lake, detained by distress of weather, and has not yet succeeded in reaching Oswego. She will proceed to Oswego when wind and weather will permit.

Navigation Closed At Collingwood - Dec. 1st - Navigation is nearly closed at this port, all of the G. N. T. Co.'s steamers are in. Yesterday the str. Northern Belle came in, being the last boat of the line to arrive. Last night the entire crews of the steamers met in the beautiful cabin of Commodore Campbell's steamer, the flagship Pacific, and enjoyed their annual supper.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1893