The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. John McComisky, mate of the prop. Niagara this season, has arrived in the city to spend the winter.

Ira Folger and engineer W. Derry, of the steamer Maud, have left for New York on business in connection with the St. Lawrence River steamboat company.

The schr. Denmore will be launched tomorrow morning. The vessel is named after a town in British Columbia.

The schr. Worts will take on a cargo of coal at Charlotte for Toronto.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. Joseph Dix has decided to lengthen the str. Lorelei this winter.


The schr. Worts set sail for Toronto last night. She will lay up there.

The steambarge Nichol will cruise about near ports for grain until the ice lays her up.

The prop. Bannockburn's cargo of wheat has not yet been unloaded. She will be relieved of it within a couple of days.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes will make another trip to Oswego with barley and bring back coal for some Kingston merchant.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has arrived in from Oswego with a cargo of coal for R. Crawford. Joseph Hackett unloaded the cargo.

A number of the striking carpenters from the steamer Maud have been given employment on the schr. Dunn which vessel is receiving a new deck.

The ice in the Napanee creek is five inches thick. Vessels cannot run up the bay as far as Belleville as the boys are able to skate in the Belleville harbor.

The steambarge Erin left this port with her barge on Monday for Toronto. Quite a sea has been rolling outside for the past week or more and the steamer would not venture out. She ran back for shelter a couple of times and finally yesterday had to come into port again for coal and provisions. She left again last night and as there was little wind probably got through all right.

p.2 District Dashes - The steambarge Coaster has the contract to pick up the government buoys from Charity Shoal to Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence river.

p.3 Wolfe Island, Dec. 5th - ....The sloop Laura D. was over to the island on Friday for barley....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1894