The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Dix will lengthen the str. Lorelei for service on the river next summer.


A southerly wind yesterday swept the lake and made the waves roll high, but it went down considerably during the night until now there is very little breeze in the harbor.

The str. Calvin and barges started for Oswego this morning, but on account of the big sea outside, turned back. The tow will bring over coal for Breck & Booth.

The str. Magnet arrived from Montreal today.

Capt. Foster, Smith's Falls, is in the city on business.

The str. Rideau Belle got away for Smith's Falls last night.

The schr. Annie Falconer is laid up at Portsmouth for the season.

The schr. B.W. Folger has arrived at the penitentiary dock with coal.

The props. Ocean and Niagara have gone into winter quarters at Toronto.

It will cost $4,000 to make the necessary improvements to the str. Maud this winter.

The S.S. Algonquin is in the Welland canal with a cargo of grain for the M.T. company.

The schr. Fleetwing has not yet got away for Oswego. She is anchored in the harbor and will remain there until the weather gets fine.

W. McWilliams, second engineer of the str. Corsican all season, left for Boston yesterday where he has a good position as engineer of an establishment.

The rigging, spars, booms, ropes, etc., on the sunken schr. Hartford were dashed ashore during the heavy storm last week. The stern of the vessel bearing her name, Hartford, also came ashore at the same time.

Capt. James Dix was well acquainted with the schr. Westside, sunk at the head of Lake Erie. The schooner was named Westside because she was built in that section of Oswego. Capt. Gibson, Oswego, was in charge of the boat.

p.2 The Yachtsmen's Ball - Toronto, Nov. 12th - Royal Canadian yacht club at Toronto puts on lavish affair.

Westport, Nov. 13th - ...The government dredge left here on the 10th. It did not finish the work but will return in the spring....The steamboats James Swift and Rideau Belle have made their last trip here for this season....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1894