The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1896

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Pilgrim, belonging to a Kingston syndicate, arrived back from Ottawa yesterday. She was in a ferry service at Ottawa during the summer.


The water in the harbor dropped an inch during the past week.

Richardson & Sons are loading a barge with peas for Montreal.

The tug Thomson, with six grain laden barges, cleared for Montreal today.

The storm drum was hoisted this morning to indicate a heavy gale from the west.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa cleared, last night, for Fort William to load wheat.

The sailing yacht Ariadne went into winter quarters below Cataraqui bridge this morning.

The str. Nile and barge Isis are expected down from Deseronto today. They proceed to Ottawa.

The sloops Madcap and Laura D. are at Richardson & Sons' elevator with oats. They are from Bay of Quinte ports.

The steamer Wilhelm and consort Galatea, Duluth, with 78,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co., arrived last evening.

The steambarge Arizona was to have left Prescott at ten o'clock this morning for Kingston. She will be towed up and have a new crank pin put in upon her arrival.

Repairs to the str. Rosemount were completed last night, and the big freighter lost no time in getting away. She has the schooners Winnipeg and Dunmore in tow.

There has been quite a strong wind and heavy sea on Lake Ontario for the past couple of days. This is the cause for the delaying of a great many vessels bound for Kingston from Oswego and Charlotte.

The two wheelsmen of the S.S. Rosemount were discharged at this port. It was claimed that the accident to the Rosemount was due to their inattention. The Rosemount is steered by steam and a man has to know the boat pretty well as the motion of the rudder cannot be felt by the steam process.

Royal Mail Line Healthy - at annual meeting it was decided to build two lake boats to run between Toronto and Prescott.

p.4 The Largest On The Lakes - Cleveland, Sept. 24th - The steel str. James Watt, the first of the Rockefeller fleet, and the largest ship on the lakes, was launched here yesterday. She is 428 feet long, 406 feet between perpendiculars, forty-eight feet beam and twenty-nine feet deep at the shallowest point amidships. The cargo hold is divided into four compartments by screen bulkheads. She will have a double set of electric light dynamos and engines, so that every part of the ship will be lighted by electricity. She will carry 4,000 gross tons of ore on a draught of fourteen and a half feet, or about 6,000 on a draught of eighteen feet. her cost will be about $260,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1896