The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1894

Full Text

p.1 General Paragraphs - Called at Gunn's wharf: str. Melbourne, Montreal to Toledo; str. Alexandria, Montreal to Brighton; str. Cuba, Montreal to Hamilton.



The sloop Madcap, from Wolfe Island, has oats for Richardson & Sons.

Capt. Ira Folger sold the scow Edith to Albert Root, Rockport, the other day.

The str. St. Lawrence had the best season on the river this year that she has ever had.

The barges Montreal and Star are loading rye and peas at Richardson's for Montreal.

Joe Muffram is conductor and John Cushon, baggagemaster of Calvin's new transfer r.r.

The prop. Tilley and consort Merritt is at the M.T. Co. with 67,000 bushels of wheat, from Fort William.

The Salvation Army steamyacht Blandina has been hauled out on the ways at Davis' dry-dock for the winter.

The str. Princess Louise is in Davis' dry-dock having a new coil wheel attached. This is done to give her more speed. The wheel was too large before to handle.

The tug Minnie Belle arrived from Oswego this morning with three barges of coal. The barges were lightened at Swift'& Co.'s dock before proceeding down the canal.

The owners of the schr. Hartford, which sank at Little Sandy Creek and in Mexico Bay, Thursday last, are negotiating with Kingston parties for the raising of the vessel.

Passed Port Colborne, up: strs. Frost, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; J.C. Ford, Ogdensburg to Duluth, general cargo; Niagara, Kingston to Fort William, general cargo.

The prop. Glengarry is loading at Fort William today. She was delayed a week at Michipicoten Island on Lake Superior along with several other vessels. They have been experiencing heavy weather up above.

The prop. Omaha unloaded 5,300 bushels of corn at the K. & M. F. Co.'s dock at Portsmouth. The vessel comes from Chicago. The corn is for the starch factory, below Prescott. The Omaha will make another trip down here this season.

The str. Bannockburn was not delayed any by the rough weather on the upper lakes. She went right through without a stop. The Bannockburn will get here today, having made the trip to Fort William in sixteen days. She and her barges have 164,000 bushels of grain.

The steambarge Freemason is undergoing repairs at Davis' dry-dock. A new boat is being made of her. She is being lengthened ten feet; 2 1/2 feet deeper in the hold and two feet more beam. When rebuilt the barge will tow a consort and will run the Rideau canal and cross to Oswego. Capt. Ira Folger is owner. R. Davis & Sons have the contract of repairing her.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
20 Oct 1894
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1894