The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1894

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p1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Queen of the Lakes had a fair season this year. She did not get started very early in the spring or the receipts would have been ( ) account of the small prices ( ) farmers would not draw the ( ) market.



The diameter of the S.S. Bannockburn's wheel is 13 ft. 6 in. while the pitch is 14 ft. 3 in.

The locomotive works has just completed a fine job. When the S.S. Bannockburn came out from the old country she broke one of her buckets on her wheel about the centre. The wheel is a very expensive article and Foreman Whitelaw undertook to cast a new piece. The process is technically called "burning." It was a big success and the wheel looks as good and is as substantial as the day it left Liverpool. This is the first time this work has been attempted on such a large wheel in Canada, and the officials of the works are greatly pleased with Mr. Whitelaw's genius. The wheel that was broken last summer by the Bannockburn will be repaired in the same way.

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21 Dec 1894
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1894