The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1894

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The M.T. Co.'s barge Chicago will have a new keel put on.

The schr. Fabiola is in at Crawford's with coal from Charlotte.

The schr. Annie Minnes left Davis' dry-dock last night after being caulked.

The schr. Fleetwing is at Portsmouth waiting to be placed on the marine railway.

The tug Ferris reported here with three barges of coal and proceeded to Ottawa.

The prop. Monteagle is in at the M.T. Co.'s dock from Chicago with 48,000 bushels of grain.

The str. Rhoda Emily has been chartered in Chicago to carry wheat to Kingston at 2 1/2 cents per bushel.

The tug Walker will tow the schr. Freeman down to Cornwall. The Freeman has a load of coal from Oswego.

The tug Walker has arrived with three light barges from Montreal and will leave this afternoon with five loaded barges for down the river.

Arrivals: str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Passport, Toronto; str. Rideau Belle, Perth; schr. Annie Falconer, Charlotte; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego.

The prop. W.B. Hall with 28,500 bushels of wheat for Richardson & Sons arrived from Fort William today. She will be unloaded at the M.T. Co.'s dock.

Capt. Bates, of the schr. B.W. Folger, says coal is very quiet at Oswego. There is very little coming in on the trains. A great deal of coal is being shipped to Buffalo just now.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. intends building two new boats for its western lines to be ready by next season and which will have sleeping accommodation for 250 people each.

The boiler and machinery are being taken out of the prop. Scotia under the superintendence of Capt. John Dix. The boat will be put in Davis' dry-dock so that the shaft and wheel can be easily removed.

p.4 Passenger Steamer Ashore - Detroit, Aug. 31st - The big passenger steamship Northwest, owned by the Northwest Steamship Company, went ashore on Bar Point, Lake Erie, off the mouth of the Detroit River. The accident was due to fog. The steamship had over 300 passengers aboard, among them being Mayor Bishop and Postmaster Baker, of Buffalo, and a number of other Buffalo officials, en route to Detroit on a pleasure trip. The cry arose that the boat had struck a rock and was sinking, and a panic ensued, but no lives were lost. The position of the boat is not specially dangerous. She is one of the largest boats on the lakes, and is valued at $800,000.

Richelieu Navigation Co.'s Earnings - Montreal, Aug. 31st - financial figures on business from opening of navigation to Aug. 25th.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1894