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

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p.1 Found On The Shore - Bayfield, Nov. 19th - bottle found on beach had message about vessel Charles A. Eddy sinking.

The Vessel Is Safe - Detroit, Nov. 20th - Charles A. Eddy is unloading coal in Chicago, according to manager of the Eddy fleet.

Incidents of the Day - Schr. Trade Wind lost her main boom yesterday morning off Whitby, arrived here this afternoon for shelter, leaves for Toronto as soon as repaired. Owned by James Wilson; loaded with coal.

The Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co. is laying up all its barges. The company has concluded its business for the season. No more grain will come down for them.

The schr. Valentia is unloading coal at Breck & Booth's dock.

The schr. S.H. Dunn is being fitted with new decks.

Offered The Position - Some time ago Capt. Thomas Taylor, insurance inspector for steamboats, was asked if he would allow his name to be used in connection with the position of inspector of steamboat hulls, made vacant by the death of Capt. Harbottle. Capt. Taylor replied that he was not an applicant but if certain conditions he named were granted he would accept. These conditions could not be agreed to hence Capt. Taylor's name has been dropped. Had Capt. Taylor accepted unconditionally he could have had the office and he would have filled it most capably.


Aha winter is coming. The water is very cold now and ice will take quickly. The transportation companies are hurrying to get all the stuff down to Montreal so that their barges can get back to Kingston before being closed in by the canals. The thermometer registered 20 degrees below zero at Winnipeg yesterday and 4 degrees below at Duluth. The crew of the S.S. Bannockburn had a pretty cold trip of it coming down. They will have a harder time the next trip.

The tug Walker is in with five light barges from Montreal.

The schr. Wave Crest, Capt. Courson, will winter at Brighton.

The M.T. Co. is laying up a few of its barges now. Brine is pumped into the barges to preserve them.

The schr. Grantham did not make a single trip this year. She probably saved money by lying at the dock.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber at the spile dock for Oswego. She will return with coal for Swift & Co.

The prop. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa reached the Welland canal yesterday. The Minnedosa will be laid up when she reaches here. The Glengarry may make another short trip before laying up.

The str. Charles Hebard and barges Annie Patterson and Annabell Wilson arrived at Port Colborne on Monday from Ogdensburg. The steamer will go on to Detroit and her barges will lay up for the winter.

The prop. Bannockburn arrived in this morning from Fort William with 60,000 bushels of wheat. Her cargo is for Richardson and Sons. The steamer will make another trip to Fort William for the same firm.

The schr. D.G. Fort, from Toledo to Ogdensburg, with wheat, arrived at Port Dalhousie on Tuesday and attempting to make harbor in a snow storm got below the entrance and ran on First Point reef and stranded. A tug went out after the storm had cleared away and getting a line pulled her off. It was found she had sprung a leak from pounding on the bottom and extra pumpers were hired to go on the vessel. Mr. Carter left for Thorold this afternoon in the interest of the insurance company as to her condition before proceeding to Ogdensburg.

p.4 A Fishery Schooner Lost - Oswego, N.Y., Nov. 20th - The fishing sloop Gazelle, which left this port eleven days ago for Kingston, Ont., has been given up for lost. Patrick Vance, of this city, and a man from Fairhaven were on board the boat.

Seizure of American Nets - Chatham, Nov. 20th - The cruiser Petrel, with H. Linley, of Cedar Springs, government fishery inspector on board, steamed into port at Rondeau having on board 110 American gill nets, and about ten tons of fish. The seizure was made near Pelee Island and the nets belong to parties living in Sandusky, Ohio. They are valued at $4,000. The Petrel after unloading her cargo at the Eau left for the fishing grounds. A despatch from Sandusky that increases the interest in this affair says that American fishermen claim these nets are in American waters and have appealed to the collector of customs there who has taken steps to have the United States steamer, Fessenden, sent to the fishing grounds. Serious complications it is thought will arise when these cruisers come together as the crews are known to entertain no love for each other.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1894