The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1894

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The schr. Annandale cleared for Deseronto, this morning, to load posts, ties and shingles for Charlotte.

The str. Rideau Belle, from Westport, and str. Magnet, from Hamilton, were Swift's arrivals this morning.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes will go up the bay to load barley for Oswego. The barley will be collected at several ports along the bay.

The buoy belonging to the Bolivia shoal has floated down to the Specs below Brophy's Point. The strong wind of the past few days is the cause.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes was partly loaded today with grain. She cleared for the Bay of Quinte, where her cargo was completed. She went to Oswego.

The schr. Annie Falconer started out for Oswego this morning but did not go far. The captain saw the sea was too rough. The vessel ran back and anchored in the harbor.

Capt. Shaw of the schr. Fleetwing thinks that many vessels would have been better tied up all season, the same as the schr. Grantham, as they have not made expenses. Freights are away down but even at the low prices vessels could get along if they could only get quick despatch. As it is vessels are kept at a dock three or four days before they are given a chance to load. This eats the profit out of the freight.

General Paragraphs - This winter the str. Maud will be rebuilt. About thirty feet will be added. An electric light plant will be put in and many other improvements made.

Personal Mention - Capt. Taylor is the oldest lake captain alive in Canada. He is eighty-five years of age and in excellent health.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1894