The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1894

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The steambarge Nile and barge Isis arrived from Deseronto yesterday with a cargo of bunchwood.

The str. Algerian is again on her route, having had all the necessary repairs made at Cornwall. She reached port this afternoon.

An Ogdensburg syndicate, including Mr. Hannan and others, have purchased the side-wheel steamer Shrewsbury, sailing out of Buffalo for many years. It is likely the steamer will be utilized in the excursion business on the river.

The str. Bannockburn arrived at this port about twelve o'clock last night. The steamer encountered bad weather on the voyage. Mrs. Gaskin, Misses Gaskin and Woods and other ladies were on board and seasickness was quite prevalent. On Lake Superior Capt. McMaugh ran into a port for shelter. The storm was so severe that with two barges in tow he did not care to take the risk. Without a tow the Bannockburn would have no trouble in getting through.

Incidents of the Day - The str. Bannockburn arrived at midnight with Winnipeg and Selkirk in tow from Fort William and Duluth, over twenty-one days on the trip. The str. Glengarry, Capt. Maudesley, covered the same ground with Minnedosa and Kildonan in tow in sixteen and three-quarter days. How is that for the old reliable and built in Canada at that!

The steamboat Rex, owned by Mr. Fox, of Cape Vincent, was placed in Davis' dry-dock today. She will receive brass mountings and rails, and be thoroughly examined.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1894