The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1895

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The prop. Niagara cleared for Fort William last night to load coal.

The tug Walker, from Montreal, arrived with four light barges this morning.

The str. Glengarry, with consort Minnedosa, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock this morning from Fort William with 85,000 bushels of wheat.

The prop. Tilley and consort Neelon are wind bound and are tied up at the drydock. They are bound for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

Arrivals: City of Hamilton, from Montreal; Jas. Smith, from Ottawa; Persia, from Montreal; Acadia, from Montreal; and North King from Charlotte.

The sloop Dandy cleared today for Ottawa with freight. The steamer James Swift was unable to take her accustomed cargo owing to the lowness of the water.

Only four of the Folger Bros.' fleet are now in commission, the Islander, Pierrepont, Louise and America. The Empire State was hauled out on the marine ways, Portsmouth, for general repairs.

During the early hours of Sunday morning there was quite a gale on the lake. The schr. Neelon started out but had her main masthead blown off and had to come back. The City of Hamilton, from Montreal, had an anxious trip. A member of the crew declared that she rode on one wheel two-thirds of the way.

The prop. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa experienced a rough time while coming down Lake Ontario. The canal was cleared about noon on Saturday when the wind was blowing half a gale. The prop. Orion was met with, running back to Port Dalhousie for shelter, but the Glengarry kept on down the lake. Although badly tossed about and swept by the waves, none of the cargo was injured, and Kingston was safely reached last night.

Where the Trouble Lies - The port of Montreal is being ruined not by the canal tolls but by the harbor dues, and by the combination of water transportation companies by which as high a rate is charged on grain from Kingston to Montreal, a distance of 130 miles, as from Buffalo to New York, a distance of 495 miles. Montreal is just now "like a sheep before her shearers, dumb," and they are shearing her everlastingly. [Montreal Herald]

How He Met His Death - a letter to Ald. Gaskin from son Thomas detailing death of brother Christopher Gaskin; he was boarding up bulwarks on barge Selkirk, went overboard with hip rubber boots and a rubber coat on, drowned.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1895