The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1893

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R. Davis is building four yachts to be run by gasoline motors.

The str. Alberta, Cape Vincent, owned by Mr. Hinckley, is at Richardson's dock, loading 5,000 bushels of peas for Cape Vincent.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes was expected to arrive in Oswego at daybreak this morning. She took on 800 bushels of buckwheat at Bath yesterday afternoon.

Daniel Springer, Alexandria Bay, has built a new steambarge. The vessel is 87 1/3 feet long, 18 feet wide, 7 feet deep, and will measure about 75 tons gross.

T. Hackett has a gang of men at work relieving the Grantham of the remainder of her cargo at Crawford's dock. Mr. Hackett expects this will be his last job of this kind this season.

The str. Arabian was obliged to turn back and took on another supply at Swift & Co.'s dock last night. She got as far as Salmon Point, near Presque Isle, in the vicinity of Brighton.

Dec. 9, 1893



A message has been received that the schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived in Oswego at seven o'clock last night.

The str. Columbian will be repaired as soon as the ice forms. Her stern is in pretty bad shape from an accident caused by the str. St. Magnus running into her.

Breck & Booth received a despatch from Capt. Saunders, yesterday, stating that he had arrived in Oswego, Thursday night, and would load coal for Kingston on Monday. Another manager from Holder & Co., coal dealers, states that the Murton is damaged and will have to be repaired, but she will get away on Monday. It is concluded the Murton was damaged in the ice at Deseronto.

A Ship In Distress - Amherstburg, Dec. 9th - The steamship Harlem, bound down, which has been opposite Kingsville for some days, is now flying signals of distress.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1893