The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The barge W.H. Barnum, laden with 55,000 bushels of corn, struck an iceberg and foundered six miles from Mackinaw City.


Two weeks from today raftsmen will arrive from Quebec for the Calvin company. There will be fifty men in the company.

Vessel captains think the harbor master should adopt the custom of many ports and present the officer who reached port with the first cargo each season with a new hat.

The steambarge Quebec, owned by Mr. Carss, of Smith's Falls, will be extensively repaired. She will be placed in Davis' dry dock next week. She will be commanded by Capt. Hurley.

Calvin's first fleet of the season will leave for Toronto on Saturday. It will consist of the str. D.D. Calvin and consorts Ceylon and Augusta. They will be back in readiness to be at the Welland canal for the opening on the 19th.

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4 Apr 1894
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1894