The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1894

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The schr. Fleetwing and prop. Glengarry are laid up for the winter.

The tug Walker left the government dry-dock yesterday after having her stern fixed.

The str. Hero makes her last trip up the bay on Dec. 1st, unless ice prevents. Twice this fall ice has been encountered.

Called at Gunn's wharf: str. Acadia, Montreal to Hamilton; str. Alexandria, Montreal to Brighton; str. Aberdeen, Montreal to Picton.

Capt. Savage, of the schr. Annie Minnes, is still confined to his room. He was injured at Deseronto by being struck by a piece of timber.

The tugs Walker and Hall cleared for Montreal this morning with six barges. This will probably be the last consignment of barges down the river this year.

Thursday night the Woodduck lost half her cargo of cordwood between Kingston and Wolfe Island. It was blowing a gale and she got caught in it. Her cargo, or most of it, went overboard.

The schr. Tradewind had a hard time of it during the past week. She left Oswego at the beginning of the week for Toronto with a cargo of coal. The big gale sprung up and her main boom was carried away. She was headed for Kingston and laid here a couple of days getting patched up. She again made a start for her destination but with similar success. On Friday afternoon she came flying back to the harbor and is now lying at anchor here. The vessel would like to lay up in Kingston this winter if she could dispose of her cargo to some of the local dealers.

Transporting Cars - The first car of withes transferred from Kingston to Garden Island went over on the schr. Denmark this morning. The rails are arranged on the steamer in such a way as to admit of three loaded cars at one time. The K. & P. built the slip on this side for Mr. Calvin's use.

General Paragraphs - The steambarge Nichol left last night for Valleyfield with a load of wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The tug Augusta coaled here on her way up the lake. She towed the schr. D.G. Fort from Port Dalhousie to Ogdensburg.

A Vessel Burned.

The schr. B.W. Folger, Capt. Bates, was burned to water's edge on Saturday at Fish Point, Amherst Island. The fire originated in the forecastle about six o'clock. She was loaded with lumber for Oswego, consigned to the Standard Oil Co., and left Kingston several days before. The vessel is said to be insured for $900. The crew is safe. The Folger had been wind-bound in the cove for a day and a half.

The fire was caused by the explosion of a lamp in the forecastle.

The schr. B.W. Folger was built originally in 1853 then called the Caroline. She was rebuilt in 1880 as the B.W. Folger by W. Power and was then owned by Swift & Dandy. She is 187 tons and her class is B 1 1/2 for coarse freight and was valued at $1,800. Latterly she was owned by Capt. Bates.

p.3 Thousand Island Park, Nov. 19th - ...The steambarge Arctic, Capt. Slate, in trying to get into Lee's wharf, in Crystal Bay, on Sunday, grounded and has not been released yet at the time of writing, Monday noon. The steamer Junita jerked at her a number of times this morning, but could not start her. She is loaded with lath. The Edith May will go into winter quarters at Thurso. She will leave for there in tow of the Arctic when released.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1894