The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1895

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The schr. Collier cleared light yesterday for Oswego to load coal.

The str. Hero has entered Davis' drydock to receive some necessary repairs.

The str. Arabian arrived at Gunn's wharf this morning. She will clear for Oswego from this port, afterwards going to Toronto and Hamilton, and will go into winter quarters at the latter place.

The str. Bannockburn, towing the schr. Minnedosa, arrived here this afternoon from Fort William. The steamer picked up the schooner at Port Dalhousie and cleared from that port at four o'clock yesterday afternoon. They have 125,000 bushels of wheat on board.

The str. Bannockburn and consort Minnedosa arrived in good time today to miss the snow storm. This is the latest trip the Minnedosa has made by a couple of weeks and it is said the two cargoes will net the company a profit of $6,000. It is further said the steamer Bannockburn has earned $35,000 this season for her owners.

With the arrival of the strs. Glengarry and Bannockburn and schr. Minnedosa navigation practically closes at this port until next spring. Only one or two small schooners are in commission and taking desperate risks in crossing the lake at this late season. Boats are being stripped and snugly tied up in winter quarters until the resumption of navigation.

The prop. Glengarry arrived here yesterday afternoon from Fort William with 22,000 bushels of wheat. She left her consort, the schr. Minnedosa, in the Welland canal and came down from Port Dalhousie alone. In crossing Lake Huron heavy weather, with head winds, was experienced. It took fifty hours to cover the distance usually done in twenty-seven hours.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1895