The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - A letter has been received from Mr. McLennan, of the Montreal transportation company, dealing with the question of the proposed grain elevator in this city. The mayor will call a meeting of the joint committee early next week, when the matter will be finally disposed of one way or another.

p.4 Tidings Today - The str. Petrel has been purchased by the marine department from the Collins Bay rafting company, to do service between Cape Traverstine, P.E.I., and Cape Tormentine, N.B. A sum of $100,000 was placed in the estimates for this purpose last season.


The tug Active arrived last night from Montreal with five light barges.

The str. Topeka cleared today for Oswego to load coal for upper lake ports.

The str. Rosemount and consorts cleared today for Fort William to load grain for this port.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa are due to arrive tomorrow with wheat from Fort William.

The tug Walker, with five barges, arrived from Montreal this morning and cleared again for the same port with four barges, grain laden.

It is rumored that the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company have been so much encouraged by the success of the Montreal-Hamilton route, on which the str. Hamilton runs, that next season they will make it a semi-weekly route, with the Passport as an additional boat.

Blowing Up A Wreck - Windsor, Oct. 10th - The government cruiser Petrel is engaged in blowing up the wrecked barge Little Wissahickon, which is sunk twenty-two miles south of Rondeau Point, in thirteen fathoms of water. A portion of her spars are about eighteen feet above water, thereby rendering navigation dangerous. Capt. McKay and two men were lost on this barge.

General Paragraphs - The schrs. Annandale, Annie Minnes, and Collier, light, cleared for Oswego to load coal for this port.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1896