The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1895

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p.1 A Big Contract - Detroit, Mich., Aug. 6th - Detroit Dry Dock Co. to build three car ferries for Russia.

p.4 The Editor At Home - The barge Glenora was so badly injured in the Cornwall canal that she will not be again put into service this year.

p.5 Cut the Captain's Cheek - drunken man on str. America strikes Capt. Hinckley with an umbrella handle; he was tied up and turned over to police.

Collins Bay, Aug. 6th - ....The steamer Orion with barges Neelon, Waubeshene and Albatross are unloading timber here....



The hull of the old schooner New York, of Oswego, wrecked fifty-five years ago, has been found in a few fathoms of water near Milford.

The str. Perly is being raised at Sand Point. A brooch belonging to the cook was among the things lost, but strange to say it was found on board very little damaged.

The keel for a new lake barge was laid at the M.T. Co.'s ship yards on 5th. The barge will be of 50,000 bushels capacity. The barge will be ready for the shipping trade of 1896.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa with 9,000 bushels of wheat, and the prop. Rosedale, of Duluth, with 57,000 bushels of wheat, unloaded at the M.T. Co's dock this morning.

The yacht Bertha, after being caulked and painted in Davis' dry-dock, has been engaged by an American party, camping on Wolfe Island. They had her last year and engaged her for this month.

The prop. Bannockburn brought in the largest quantity of grain that has ever been unloaded at this port. She had in tow the barges Winnipeg, Dunmore and Selkirk, loaded with grain and flour, which figured into wheat, meant nearly 250,000 bushels.

Tuesday afternoon G. Offord, sr., G. Offord, jr., T. Haley and others went for a cruise among the Thousand Islands on the sailing yacht Victoria. They were caught in the storm in the afternoon and drifted on the Spectacles. The boat was in charge of G. Offord, jr., and he found it impossible to keep the boat anchored. She remained on the stone until 10:30 o'clock, when she was pulled off by the str. Pierrepont.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1895