The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1895

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The Kingston foundry is very busy just now. Besides having a big gang of men engaged on the schr. Southeastern (sic - str. South Eastern ?) at Picton, there are several big jobs in the works. The new company is doing well.

Personal Mention - Nicholas K. Connolly, Montreal, is in the city on business in connection with the new dredge. His brother Michael is in St. John, N.B. on business.


The prop. Lake Michigan will coal up here today. She comes from Montreal.

The tugs Walker and Bronson are expected up from Montreal today with five light barges.

The steambarge Shickluna has arrived from Montreal with a general cargo. She took on coal at Swift's dock.

Wheat from Duluth to Kingston is quoted at five and a half cents per bushel, with prospects of an early advance.

The prop. Monteagle has cleared up the lakes after loading (sic) 36,000 bushels of corn at the K. & M.F. Co.'s dock. She came from Chicago.

Mr. Kanoff, New York, summering at Milton Island, will have a steamyacht built by Davis & Sons this winter. Mr. Kanoff spent over $1,000 this season getting his boathouse fixed up. He will have a very handsome place.

A force of fifty men are engaged in improving Charlotte harbor. The west pier is to be extended 500 feet. Cribs are being sunk up the river as far as the New York Central freight house and at the end of the west pier out into the lake.

It is reported at Milwaukee, Wis. that the schr. Penokee, of Cleveland, has gone down with all hands. The Penokee left Buffalo for Milwaukee with 364 tons of coal, twenty-eight days ago. Since she left that port nothing has been heard of her. She carried a crew of about seven men.

The prop. Lake Michigan arrived in this morning. The vessel had been aground near Morrisburg, in the rapids, for a couple of days and had to be lightened off. The propeller was being towed up the rapids when the line broke. This was occasioned by the low water in the Morrisburg canal. With her draught of water she would stick entering the locks. The Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage Co. examined her bottom at Swift's dock. Her shoe was twisted a little but this did not amount to much.

p.4 R. & O. N. Co.'s Dividends - Montreal, Sept. 20th - a 3 % interim dividend declared.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1895