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

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The schr. Annie Falconer has gone into winter quarters at Portsmouth.

Many of the M.T. Co's barges have been laid up for the winter and "salted."

The sloop Idlewild and sloop schr. Pilot are tied up at Richardson & Sons wharf.

The barge Cavalier has gone to Port Colborne to lay up. The str. Tecumseh has also gone there.

The steamer Bannockburn passed Sault Ste. Marie yesterday, bound from Fort William to this port on her last trip.

The steamer Hero made her last trip for the season of 1895 yesterday. She is now at Swift's dock and will be taken to Davis' drydock today for repairs.

The Lake Ontario Transfer Company asks to be incorporated with power to operate a fleet of vessels on the lakes and St. Lawrence river, and to do business as a forwarding company.

The prop. Myles will enter the government drydock for repairs. If the use of the dock can be secured for the winter the boat will be allowed to remain in it until spring and will be given a thorough overhauling in the meantime.

Dec. 3, 1895

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Joseph H. Fisher today disposed of 2,000 bushels of damaged wheat, part of the cargo of the schooner Augusta, to a resident of Amherst Island. The grain will be delivered by the sloop Laura D.

The sloop Laura D., while loading shingles at the spile dock for Cape Vincent, became frozen in, and the services of the str. Pierrepont were necessary to break the ice and tow the sloop above the bridge.

Dec. 4, 1895

p.1 The Fleet Laid Up - All the Calvin company's fleet have been laid up for the winter season with the exception of the tugs H.A. Calvin and Johnston, which are expected from up the river today, when they will go into winter quarters.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The steamer Glengarry, with consort Minnedosa, and the steamer Bannockburn are in the Welland canal today bound down for this port.

The steamer America will not be continued in commission until the season closes this fall, as traffic has become so light that it no longer pays to keep the vessel on her route. The Pierrepont will take her own and the America's trips after the latter boat has been tied up.

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