The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1894

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p.1 Will Build New Steamers - R. & O. N. Co. to discuss building of two new steamers at next meeting.

The Salvage Army Yacht - in town, has been aground and damaged by fire lately.

p.4 Cleaning Out The Detroit River - Amherstburg, Oct. 11th - The Dominion dredge Ontario has removed several large boulders from the Detroit River, 120 feet out from the docks. One of them is nine feet by six by four feet. These are the rocks on which the Calumet damaged her forefoot, which caused her loss four years ago on Lake Michigan and the place where the A.A. Parker struck last fall. Another big boulder has been located and will be removed at once.


The schr. Annandale is in Oswego loading coal for R. Crawford.

The str. Ocean called at Gunn's dock this morning on her way up from Montreal.

Arrivals at Swift's dock: str. Magnet, Hamilton; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Arabian, Montreal.

There is nothing but water in Davis' dry-dock and no prospects of any vessels wanting repairs just now.

The schr. Loretta Rooney was chartered by Breck & Booth yesterday, to take a load of lumber from Trenton to Cape Vincent.

The str. Arabian goes to Duluth. She was detained fourteen hours in the Morrisburg canal on her up trip on account of low water.

The schr. Pilot, from Gananoque, with peas and oats, and the schr. Ballou, with peas and rye, from Picton, are in at Richardson's elevator today.

One of the deck hands of the prop. Arabian had a couple of his fingers smashed last night while engaged hoisting freight. Dr. Saunders dressed the hand.

Richardson & Sons have quite a lot of grain on the way to Kingston just now. The str. D.D. Calvin has grain from Fort William; the schr. Queen of the Lakes from Hamilton, and the schr. Kate will all be in within a day or two.

The str. North King arrived down from Port Hope today and is now moored at the Kingston foundry dock. Her shaft was cracked so badly that a new one will have to be inserted. The new shaft will come from Buffalo. The steamer will be delayed about a week; she returns to her route between Port Hope and Rochester.

Capt. Batton arrived up from Coteau Landing yesterday, where he was located all summer acting as pilot to the R. & O. N. Co.'s steamers. The captain has still to pilot the Magnet through. The Magnet will run as long as she can, probably near the last of November. There was very little damage done in the recent accident.

Weekly British Whig, Oct. 11, 1894


Marine Items.

Arrivals for the week: schr. Acadia, Charlotte; prop. Arabian, Fort William, 24,000 bushels of grain; prop. Britannic, Fort William, grain; schooners Fleetwing, Falconer and Folger, Oswego, coal; prop. Monteagle, Chicago, 50,000 bushels corn; prop. Tilley, Fort William, 40,000 bushels of wheat; prop. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa; schr. Kate, Grimsby, 7,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Greenwood, bay, wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1894