The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1894

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p.2 Affairs of the Hour - The Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co., operating on the lakes, have decided not to employ Canadians or other foreigners on their vessels.



The str. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa will be at the M.T. Co.'s dock this evening. They left the canal last night.

Passed Port Colborne, downwards: str. Josephine, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; str. City of Owen Sound and barge Neelon, Escanaba to Collins Bay, timber.

The str. Rainbow was burnt to the water's edge in Belleville harbor on Sunday night. The boat was occupied and the fire must have been caused by an accident.

The str. Bannockburn was delayed four days in the Welland canal on account of the break in the lock at Port Dalhousie. On Lake Superior the steamer experienced several snow storms.

The Alexandria made her first trip from Charlotte to Montreal last night, calling at Queen's wharf. She had a good passenger list and cargo. The str. Lake Michigan, from Fort William, also called on her way to Montreal.

The str. Bannockburn arrived from Fort William about two o'clock this morning and will get away this afternoon. She has over 60,000 bushels. She will go to Duluth this trip. The elevators were put in her immediately upon her arrival.

The yacht Ariadne got into trouble at Wolfe Island, yesterday afternoon. Some young fellows from the city had her out and could not get her out quick enough from the dock. She struck a barge and her bowsprit was knocked back at least two feet. Her spar was also broken.

Capt. John Donnelly, jr., arrived home from Montreal today. He says it is expected the Magnet will be off the dry-dock in time to make her Friday trip up the river. The damage is slight. Mr. Gildersleeve was congratulated on all sides, on account of the expeditious manner in which he got the boat off.

Steamships Suffer For Coal.

Chicago, June 5th - The ability to get fuel for steamships has become a question of much concern here. A vessel owner who desires to send a steamer to Buffalo with grain telegraphed to several fueling places on Lake Erie and found that at most of them would have to take hard coal or none. The local supply is nearly exhausted. Experiments with hard coal on lake steamers have been satisfactory, and the boats will undoubtedly take anthracite when necessary. Telegraphic reports say the fuel supply on St. Clair river is completely exhausted and that only hard coal is for sale at Detroit and Erie.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1894