The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1895

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p.1 Will Build A New Vessel - The Montreal transportation Co. have decided to add a new steel steamship, similar to the Bannockburn, to their fleet, and Capt. Gaskin will leave for Great Britain shortly to make arrangements for the contract.

To Go Up The Bay - J.H. Fisher has chartered the steambarge King Ben to carry a load of wheat to Glenora, and it is expected she will clear today. S. Going has also made arrangements for this boat to return with a cargo of hay from the foot of Amherst Island.

p.2 Marysville, Wolfe Island, Dec. 10th - ....The steamer Pierrepont lands at Murphy's wharf, across from the village, because of the ice...

p.3 Port Milford, Dec. 10th - .....Minard Hicks, mate of the str. Water Lily, and Capt. John Hinerman, of the tug Thistle, are home for the winter...

Dec. 12, 1895



Capt. Shaw, of the schr. Fleetwing, considers there is a splendid opening here for one or two medium sized steambarges. If they could get quick dispatch they would kill the coal carrying business for the small schooners. He complains that it takes too long to unload here. The work is done doubly as quick in Toronto. Here it takes at least a day and a half to unload 350 tons of coal, while at Toronto he has seen twice that quantity discharged within eight hours, the work being done by two horses and two gangs of men. At Hamilton 400 tons of coal is considered an easy day's work. If quicker dispatch could be secured here coal dealers could have their material freighted at a much cheaper rate. Instead of making only about one trip a week, as is now the case, it should be possible to make two or more.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1895