The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The Connolly Bros. will build a large dredge here, at a cost of $60,000. P. Hume is preparing the specifications.

Today the str. Hero made her last trip to Picton and bay ports. She had a very successful season.


There are forty men employed by Davis & Son in rebuilding and repairing boats.

The prop. Algonquin arrived this morning from Fort William with 67,000 bushels of wheat. The props. Bannockburn and Rosedale were reported in the canal last night and will arrive tonight.

Mariners look to December as being a much finer month than was November. There was great disaster among sailing vessels during November, and insurance companies will not make much out of their policies.

The tug Walker arrived last night with three barges from Montreal, and the tug Thompson got here this morning with a similar number. These tugs were the last boats to go through. The canals are now frozen over.

Making Good Freight Rates - The S.S. Bannockburn and props. Algonquin and Rosedale got a 5 cent per bushel rate on their cargoes of wheat. This means over $3,000 apiece. The boats were all lucky in getting through the Welland canal before ice formed. The vessels will make good money on their final trip.

p.4 Out On Strike - The carpenters engaged on str. Maud went out on a strike this morning. The owners of the boat wanted the men to work for 12 1/2 cents, the same as Davis & Sons were paying for the work on the steambarge Freemason, but they would not hear of it. They had been receiving 15 cents an hour. Twenty men are affected by the strike.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1894