The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1896

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The schr. Echo, light, from Consecon, arrived last evening.

The tug Active arrived, last night, from Prescott with seven light barges.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Senator is in Davis' dry-dock undergoing general repairs.

Richardson & Sons are loading 8,000 bushels of peas in the barge Oscar for Montreal.

The str. Samoa and consort Celtic were discharged today and cleared for upper lake ports.

Arrivals at Craig & Co.'s wharf - str. Persia, Montreal; str. Melbourne, Toronto and Ocean, Hamilton.

The str. Tecumseh and consort, Kingston to Toledo, light, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The Welland canal remained open yesterday and will be kept open each Sunday until the close of navigation.

The str. Glidden arrived from Prescott, Saturday afternoon, and, picking up her consort, the schr. Aberdeen, continued on up the lake.

The sloop Monitor, from Napanee, with 2,000 bushels of peas, arrived this morning, and was discharged at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

Capt. Scott, of the prop. Persia, says the lateness of his boat on Wednesday last was not caused by laying up in the Bay of Quinte. He did not stop on the way down, but battled with strong head winds which retarded his progress.

The str. North King makes her last trip from Port Hope to Rochester on the 31st inst. Her last trip this season will be made to Charlotte, N.Y., on Nov. 1st. H.H. Gildersleeve went to Port Hope yesterday afternoon on the King.

Grain transhippers at this port say the outlook here for fall trade is not very bright. Nine-tenths of the grain cargoes are being sent down to Prescott and Ogdensburg. As soon as the volume falls off the few cargoes being sent here will be consigned to river ports where free storage is secured. Elevators down the river will be kept full.

About two months ago the M.T. Co. prepared for the building of a big freighter here during the coming winter. Plans and specifications were secured and the work had actually begun, when word was received from the Montreal authorities ordering operations to cease. The only reason that can be assigned for this action is that the company has in view a prospect of removal from this port. A large number of men are thus thrown out of employment. A look at the M.T. Co.'s pay lists for last winter showed that from $900 to $1,500 was paid out weekly from the time navigation closed until April 1st. The yard will be closed down this winter, and the wages earned there in the past winters and distributed among merchants will not be forthcoming this season.


Shickluna and St. Louis.

East Tawas, Mich., Oct. 5th - The Canadian steamer Shickluna and consort St. Louis, stranded above Fish Point, have jumped the bar, and wrecking tugs cannot get alongside them. The St. Louis has opened up on both sides of the stern, and will probably be a total loss. The life-saving crew went to the wrecks and are throwing the wheat cargo of the Shickluna overboard. The crews of the wrecked boats are camped on the shore.

Blown Across The Lake - 2 fishermen from Southampton blown across Lake Huron in gale; picked up by str. Nipigon and consort Delaware off Point Au Sable.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1896