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

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. T. Donnelly left for Hastings today on regular inspection work.

The str. Corsican had a big crowd of passengers up from Montreal today.

The prop. Myles arrived yesterday from Fort William and unloaded her cargo at Portsmouth. She cleared for up the lake today.

Snake Island light will be shifted next winter. A big improvement will be made generally.


The schr. Annie Falconer is loading lumber for Oswego.

The str. Jessie Bain will have to go on the dry-dock for repairs.

There is still quite a heavy passenger traffic on the mail boats.

The prop. Escanaba is in from Chicago with 50,000 bushels of wheat.

The schr. Collier, with 6,100 bushels of wheat, from Belleville, will unload here.

The strs. Jessie Bain and Empire State were retired from the island routes today.

The prop. Rhoda Emily is on her way down from Chicago with 37,000 bushels of wheat.

The steam yacht Nightingale broke her shaft the other day. She had a new one put on at Davis' dock.

The str. Arabian arrived, this morning, from Duluth. She lightened and proceeded to Montreal.

The tug Walker, aground down the river, is not yet off. She went on during the fog the other night.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes struck a rock coming up the river recently and she will now have to have a new forefoot.

Inspector P. Harty made a trip around the different light houses in this section the other day and found the lights in good order.

The steamer of the Thousand Island Steamboat Co., running between Cape Vincent and Clayton, made its last trip on Sept. 1st.

The large steambarge John Rugee is out on the Ogdensburg marine railway being caulked preparatory to starting out for the first time the present season.

On dit: That the Thousand Island Steamboat company will build, this winter, a handsome steamer for the St. Lawrence route trade. The new boat will be fast and built after a modern plan.

Capt. Yott's schooner O.S. Storrs was burned to the water's edge at Rednersville Monday night. The captain was away at Trenton. The boat was completely destroyed. The fire is supposed to have started from the stove.

A citizen stated yesterday the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company intended putting two steamers on the route between Prescott and Toronto similar to the Pilgrim and Puritan. The new boats will be fitted up in first class style.

Marine men here do not think enough capital could be raised in the United States and Canada to accomplish the work which the agitators for a deep waterway between Toronto and Montreal have on hand. American Consul Twitchell does not understand why the movers in the scheme want the United States to assist them. If the scheme were carried out it would be detrimental to the States. He did not think the scheme was possible under the present circumstances. If Canada were annexted to the United States the possibility for the fulfilment of the scheme would be brighter.

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