The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The yacht Wild Flower, the property of Reeve Fisher of Portsmouth, was in service yesterday in carrying a pic-nic party to the Brothers. The outing was much enjoyed.


The schr. Fabiola is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal.

The sloop Pilot is in from bay ports with a cargo of wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The tug Thomson, with three barges, to load coal for Kington, cleared for Oswego last night.

The tug Thomson was in the government drydock yesterday, getting a new wheel. The barge La Union was in the dock at the same time being caulked.

The Aurania, the biggest steam vessel afloat on the great lakes, was launched at Chicago Saturday. The Aurania is 360 feet long and forty-four foot beam. She will carry about 6000 tons.

J.Taylor, jr., went up to Picton today to bring the str. South Eastern down to Prescott. Mr. Taylor is engineer. The steamer is engaged in the transfer of cars between Prescott and Ogdensburg.

The prop. Tilley and consort Merritt are unloading flour. The Tilley had intended to unload only a portion of her cargo and proceed to Montreal, but she now finds that the low water will prevent her going down the river so she returns up the lake.

Thomas Donnelly, steamboat inspector, superintended the repairs on the government steamer Bayfield at Port Dalhousie, this week, and is now repairing the fishery cruiser Dolphin in Owen Sound drydock. The Bayfield struck a shoal near Port Dover and damaged her keel and bottom planking.

John Donnelly, jr., and his diver, James Clark, adjusted two new blades on the wheel, a sectional one, of the prop. Niagara yesterday. The work was accomplished in three and a half hours. Had the buckets been permanent ones the boat would have had to be drydocked.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1895