The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steamer St. Lawrence has been newly planked outside.


The schrs. Annandale and Fabiola, from Charlotte, are in with cargoes of coal.

The barge Maggie, owned by the M.T. Co., is on Davis' dry-dock being caulked.

Arrivals: str. Magnet, Montreal; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. North King, Charlotte.

The prop. Lake Michigan arrived from Chicago, yesterday, lightened 7,000 bushels of wheat, and proceeded to Montreal.

The tug Walker is up from Montreal with five barges, and the tug Thompson has left for down the river with one loaded barge.

The strs. Spartan, Corsican, Magnet and Columbia will go into winter quarters here. The Spartan will be extensively repaired in the spring.

The harbor master's despatch from Toronto today says that the wind is fresh to strong west and north west and north west today; moderate and variable tomorrow.

Called at Gunn's wharf: str. St. Magnus, Duluth to Montreal; str. Cuba, Montreal to Hamilton; str. Ocean, Hamilton to Montreal; str. Lake Michigan, Duluth to Montreal.

Yesterday afternoon, between five and six o'clock, a steamyacht, with four or five people aboard, could not stand the sea, and when opposite Strachan's mill the whistle was blown for assistance. Boats were pushed out to their assistance.

The Times, Peterboro, says Capt. Ada and crew have earned for themselves a reputation for courtesy and kindness that augers well for next season's business. Although the captain's first season on these waters, he has made friends in all directions, all of whom will be glad to see him in command next year.

The schr. B.W. Folger got away for Oswego Saturday night. Capt. Bates says the schrs. Singapore and Wave Crest were obliged to leave Oswego light the other day and go to Hamilton to lay up until they could get something to do. There is very little coal moving at present and the prospect for vessels this fall is very poor.

Gilbert Johnson, master of the str. Hero for several years, has been appointed chief engineer for the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. He is a practical engineer and an expert mechanic. He was chief engineer on the str. Hero many years before being appointed master. In Mr. Johnston the company has made a good selection, and he will certainly give satisfaction. He left today for Montreal, where he will report at headquarters for duty. He succeeds A.W. Thompson, appointed boiler inspector at this port.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1894