The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1894

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Capt. Tom Vandusen, Detroit, has been appointed master of the schr. John Magee at Oswego.

The schr. White Oak is at Oswego from Oakville with a cargo of barley. This was the first arrival from the head of the lake.

Mr. Halpin has been appointed second engineer of the str. James Swift. There will be a flash light carried on the steamer this season.

The str. VanAllen is at Oswego with lumber. The manufacturing company put its own men into the barge this season, paying them twenty cents an hour.

The str. Hero was the first boat to take in coal at Swift's dock this season. In her trial trip yesterday it was discovered that her new wheels would cause her to make better time.

The str. Alberta will be launched from Davis' dry-dock tomorrow. She was rebuilt. The steambarge Nichol will go into the dock and have her bottom overhauled and will be followed by the schr. Julian.



Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Stockholders of this Company will be held at the Company's Office, in the City of Kingston, on Monday the 30th day of April instant at three o'clock in the afternoon, to take into consideration the increase of the Company's Capital Stock and for other business.

Dated this 6th day of April, 1894.

JOHN WELCH, Secretary.

p.2 News of all Quarters - The propeller Minneapolis, which left Chicago on Sunday, was caught in the gale in the Straits of Mackinac and destroyed. The crew escaped. The vessel was valued at $50,000 and was insured for $43,750. The cargo was grain.

The str. Macassa ran the thirty nine miles from Port Dalhousie to Burlington piers in one hour and fifty minutes.

Claims An Annuity - Capt. W.D. Andrews, blind, writes to thank Mayor Kennedy and the "Mail" for starting a fund to assist him. [Toronto Mail]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1894