The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steamer Hero was laid up today, after a very successful season, by W. Hazlett, chief engineer.


It blew a living gale from the west last night. Luckily there were no vessels out.

The schr. Kate is still moored at Presqu'Isle. She has a cargo of barley for Oswego. As there is no insurance the vessel will not take any chances on bad weather.

When the schr. Acacia ran into this port a couple of days ago her crew were hired over again for the trip. Each man was given $15 for the trip. The vessel went to Oswego and back in four days.



Apparently, Capt. John McCummiskey says, there is a great disparity between the weather down here and the weather on the upper lakes. Up there it is very stormy and cold. A week ago today the weather was very severe on the lakes.

The str. Lorelei is now pulled out at Davis' shipyard. She will be lengthened.

The tug Nellie Reid brought a barge up from Montreal to undergo repairs at Davis' dry-dock.

The tug Peerless towed a stick of timber up to the penitentiary dock, this morning, to be used in repairing it.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has arrived over from Oswego with a cargo of coal for S. Anglin and Mr. Grimshaw. Joseph Hackett will start today to unload the vessel.

The schr. Denmore has been given a place in the M.T. Co.'s slip at the foot of Queen street. A big gang of men are working on her and in the course of a few days she will be all finished.

Davis' ship yard is a busy scene just now. The steambarge Freemason and str. Maud are employing a lot of men. Mr. Davis has enough outside work on hand to keep him going all winter. Forty or fifty men will be kept steadily employed here.

Weekly British Whig, Dec. 13, 1894

p.3 Marine Intelligence - Capt. Shaw, of the schr. Fleetwing, left for his home in Brighton today after laying up his vessel.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1894