The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1894

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Some deck lumber for the M.T. Co. has been purchased in British Columbia and will be shipped by boat around by the Pacific Ocean and up the Atlantic to the St. Lawrence and thence to Montreal. The trip will take four months. The lumber purchased for the deck of the barge Dunmore, cost too much money getting it here. The freight more than doubled the cost of the lumber.

The prop. Rosedale got away for Toronto last night.

The sloop Idlewild brought in a load of barley from Prince Edward this morning.

When Capt. D. Bates gets his insurance money he will probably look for another boat.

Vesselmen expect December to be a very mild month. As long as there is any trading to be done they will continue to do it.

Mate Black, of the S.S. Bannockburn, says the thermometer stood about ten degrees below zero on Lake Superior during the last trip.

While on Lake Superior on the last trip of the S.S. Bannockburn, J. Shanahan, one of the crew, was nearly watched overboard. He was saved by another sailor, McDermott, who threw Shanahan a rope.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes left, Saturday night, with a load of barley for Oswego for Richardson & Sons. The Queen is one of the staunchest vessels on the lakes and her owners have no fear of sending her off with a cargo.

Capt. Thompson, Oswego, who went up to the wreck of the schr. B.W. Folger, found that there was none of the lumber fit to be taken away. The lumber was all burned, more or less. It would not pay a boat to go after it.

p.2 Cape Vincent, Dec. 3rd - ....The schr. S.S. Hammond (sic - L.S. Hammond ?) has laid up for the winter at Clayton.

p.4 Consecon, Dec. 3rd - ...The steambarge, which went ashore at Bondhead, has been removed....

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1894