The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - W. Dewey, cook of the schr. Fleetwing, can beat any schooner cook in this district making a sea pie.

Joseph Williams, fireman on the tug Myers, Ogdensburg, this summer, returned to the city last week.


A board of examiners to appoint a hull inspector in the place of Capt. Harbottle will meet in Toronto on Dec. 10th. Capt. Scott late of the Persia is after this job and it is generally thought he may succeed in getting it.

The prop. Bannockburn proved herself a most wonderful boat on the last trip. The str. Rosedale is looked upon as Toronto's crack boat and it is a pleasure to know that again Kingston has something to beat that swallow all town. The Rosedale left Fort William on Thursday and the Bannockburn did not get away till Tuesday. With two days start the Bannockburn caught up and passed the Rosedale on Lake Erie. The Bannockburn laid over a night and there was just fifteen minutes difference between them in leaving Port Dalhousie. In nice weather Lake Ontario makes a fine run. The Bannockburn just beat her two and one half hours to Kingston.

The M.T. Co.'s new barge Dunmore will be launched this week.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal.

The tug Thomson did not get in from Montreal with her tow till yesterday.

The str. Rosedale will get away for Toronto this morning where she will lay up this winter.

Richardson & Sons expect to have 500 cars of grain at Fort William for the boats in the spring.

The prop. Algonquin unloaded 67,500 bushels of wheat and cleared Saturday night for Toronto for Toronto to lay up.

Capt. Bloomfield will lay up the str. North King after he leaves the str. Hero in good shape for the winter.

The schr. Fleetwing's sailors got $15 each for the trip just over. The vessel was just eight days on the trip.

Charley Chambers quit carting for a while to go over with the schr. Fleetwing. Joe Deroche also went over. Capt. Shaw had one of the best crews to be found around this port.

The prop. Rosedale had 61,500 bushels of wheat and the prop. Bannockburn 60,000 bushels of wheat on this trip. The Bannockburn's cargo was for Richardson & Sons will be unloaded into the firm's elevator. The Rosedale will be unloaded into barges.

Capt. John Boyd went up with Capt. Archie McMaugh on the prop. Bannockburn the last trip. Capt. Boyd is considered one of the best men on the lakes. He is one of the few men that can take a boat all the way from Duluth to Montreal. He and Capt. McMaugh took watch about.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived in this port last night. Capt. Shaw had a very good trip, everything considered, and was free of accidents. It was reported that one of his men was knocked overboard after leaving Charlotte, but this statement must have originated in the mind of some fresh "Alick," who always likes to see how much excitement he can create.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1894