The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1894

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Richardson & Sons are shipping peas by barges to Montreal.

The str. Princess Louise will have a new wheel put on this week.

The Hall, with eight light barges, was in from Montreal this morning.

The tug Thistle is now in Davis' dry-dock. Her bottom is being patched up and her sides caulked.

The schr. B.W. Folger got away for Oswego last night. There is not a breath of wind this morning.

The str. Rideau Belle, from Westport, and the str. Magnet from Montreal, reported at Swift's dock yesterday.

The str. Maud enters Davis' dry-dock on Nov. 15th. Davis & Sons have the contract of lengthening the steamer. It will be an all winter job.

The prop. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa arrived at noon Monday at the M.T. Co.'s dock with 82,000 bushels of wheat. She came from Fort William.

Capt. Cornwall, of the schr. Falconer, cannot see much prospect for vessels this fall. There is a little grain moving, but the buyers have vessels of their own to carry it.

The str. Jessie Bain, sunk in Anglin's bay all summer, will be raised and put in Davis' dry-dock. She will be thoroughly rebuilt and put in shape for service next year.

It seldom occurs at this season of the year that the weather remains calm for so long a time. On this account the small vessels trading about Kingston have been delayed several days at a time.

The tug Colby and barge left on Saturday for ties for Cape Vincent; the sloop Volunteer had lumber for the same place and the schrs. Dudley and Eliza White had cedar posts for Charlotte, all loaded at the spile dock.

The steamer Magnet arrived yesterday with a full cargo of freight and a good passenger list. Owing to a fog nearly forty-six hours were occupied in making the trip between Montreal and Kingston. The steamer Magnet will be rebuilt at Sorel, Que. She will receive new machinery.

The steamer Algonquin, with 70,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William, reached Portsmouth Sunday and at midnight the elevators were set at work and the wheat was discharged at ten o'clock next morning. The cargo was the largest ever brought to Kingston from the west. The Algonquin clears for Fort William and will bring down another load.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1894