The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1895

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Marine Paragraphs.

The schr. Acacia has gone to Fairhaven to load coal for Toronto.

The str. Hero was taken from Swift's wharf to Davis' drydock this morning for repairs.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived at Swift's wharf this morning with a cargo of coal from Sodus, N.Y. After she has been lightened she will be tied up for the winter. She is the last vessel of Swift's fleet to go into winter quarters this year.

The grain being brought down from Fort William by the steamer Bannockburn is consigned to James Richardson & Sons. The cargoes of the steamer Glengarry and schooner Minnedosa will be stored here until spring, when they will be shipped to Montreal in barges.

All the M.T. Co's boats, barges, vessels and tugs, with the exception of the three lake boats at present on their way down from Fort William, have been put into winter quarters. The tug Thomson was about the last of that line of boats to go out of commission this season.

Removed the Buoys - Capt. Hinckley, of Cape Vincent, is accused of having removed the buoys in the St. Lawrence River before the close of navigation and protests have been sent to Washington, D.C., claiming that such action is premature and unwarranted as there is no danger of a freeze-up yet. Capt. Hinckley's action is said to be unprecedented and will cause danger to several large steamers that will have to run the river if the buoys are not replaced.

p.4 The Fleetwing's Rough Trip - The schooner Fleetwing had a very rough passage on her last trip of the season from Sodus to Kingston. A heavy snow and windstorm overtook her and knocked her about unmercifully. The waves swept over her deck in rapid succession and it was found necessary to knock out the bulwarks in order to allow the water to escape and to prevent the vessel from going down. She made excellent time notwithstanding, and arrived here safely this morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1895