The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - A regular gale sprung up on the lake this afternoon and vessels and vessels were not safe out in it. The Maud was obliged to go around the foot. In going over to the island the Pierrepont tossed about like a cork but proved herself one of the most reliable boats in this section.


The str. Cuba was up from Montreal last night. She put off some freight and proceeded up the lake.

The schr. Glide will have to go in the dry-dock to have her crank pin fixed. She broke it on Saturday.

The schr. Dunn will arrive at Garden Island today with timber from Toledo. This is Capt. James Dix's first trip this year.

The Calvin company will be busy at Garden Island this week. There will be no less than four steamers in with timber.

The schr. Plymouth is on the government dry-dock having a leak stopped. The Plymouth is in tow of the prop. Arizona.

The Alexandria called at Gunn's dock on Saturday, going up; the Cuba last night and the str. Ocean yesterday morning, going down.

The tug Active went down the river, last night, with six barges of grain, exchanged with tug Hall and arrived back with two light barges this morning.

The boiler for the steambarge Nichol has arrived. Capt. Hinckley has been delayed considerably on account of the non-delivery of the machinery when promised.

The Calvin Co.'s new tug coming down from Belleville with a raft of timber was unable to get down all the way on account of the big sea this morning. She ran her tow into Collins Bay for shelter.

The schr. Everett, with consort Warrington, and str. Arizona, with her consorts, are waiting till the wind goes down a bit before starting up the lake. It was quite fresh on the lake this morning.

During fogs and storms the str. Magnet, running between Hamilton and Montreal, lost time - a couple of days. In view of this she will have her route shortened until she catches her regular time.

The str. W.B. Hall, Toledo to Kingston, corn; str. D.D. Calvin and barges, from Toledo and schr. S.H. Dunn, from Cleveland, passed Port Colborne yesterday downwards. The str. Rosedale passed up from Kingston to Duluth.

During the thunder storm on Saturday evening, the str. North King had great difficulty in making Port Hope dock. The wind blew hard and the night was very dark. She arrived here yesterday, after making her first round trip with a good passenger list.

Capt. Ada, Kingston, formerly of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's line of steamers, and well known throughout this province for the last twenty-seven years, has accepted the captainship of the new steamer City of Peterborough. The captain was driven in and about Peterboro, Ashburnham, locks and Yankee Bonnet, and expressed himself as pleased with the appearance of the beautiful waters of the Otonabee. He says it is one of the most beautiful, and, at the same time, picturesque rivers of its length that he has ever traversed.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1894