The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1894

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p.1 Water Lowered By Wind - Prescott, Oct. 26th - Owing to low water in the river and canals there is a large fleet of barges from Kingston, for Montreal, tied up at this port. This is the second day they have been here, and unless lightened the boats must wait until the wind, which is now in the east, changes to some opposite direction.

Fined For Infractions - Ottawa, Oct. 25th - E. Burleigh Smith, owner of str. Squaw, of Buckingham, fined for not having steamer inspected and for running it without a certificated master.

General Paragraphs - The shareholders of the Beaver line steamship company will hold a meeting to consider what is to be done, as their boats are not paying, owing to the depression. It is understood that it is their intention to lay up all their boats and men until times become better. It is also said the company is in financial difficulties.



The schrs. Eliza White and Dudley are loading cedar posts for Oswego.

The schrs. Falconer and Rooney arrived from Oswego this morning with coal.

The str. Maud makes its last trip to Cape Vincent tomorrow. The str. Islander then takes the route.

Called at Gunn's dock: str. Cuba, St. Catharines to Montreal; str. Ocean, Montreal to Hamilton; str. Acadia, Montreal to Toledo.

Ira Folger has purchased the steam barge Freemason. She will be rebuilt and her carrying capacity increased. She will run on the Rideau.

The total loss of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company through accidents will not exceed $2,500. The most expensive of the year was the recent mishap to the Magnet near Cornwall. The loss through this accident amounted to about $800.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1894