The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The Collins Bay rafting company received today a large consignment of sheet iron to be used in repairing vessels.


The steam hoist at Swift's will close this week for the winter.

The tug Active arrived yesterday from Montreal light, and cleared again with six grain laden barges.

The schr. Katie Eccles, Port Hope, discharged 8,700 bushels of peas today at the M. T. Co.'s elevator.

The schr. Pilot, Amherst Island, arrived last night with 2,200 bushels of peas for Richardson & Sons.

The str. Pierrepont resumed her route Saturday. She is now in as good condition as when first built.

The schr. Annie Minnes, bay ports, arrived this morning with 10,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The sloop Monitor, Napanee, arrived in port this morning with 2,076 bushels of barley for Richardson & Sons.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes, Pelee Island, with oats and wheat for Richardson & Sons, is expected to arrive here this evening.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Fort William, arrived this morning with 87,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: str. Alexandria, Montreal; str. Lake Michigan, Montreal; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. Aberdeen, Montreal.

The schr. Fleetwing is discharging coal at Swift's wharf. She has made her last trip for the season and is being stripped of her sails, etc., preparatory to going into winter quarters here.

The str. Bartlett went into dry-dock yesterday morning and had a new feather put on her propeller shaft. She was floated out today and together with her consort, barge No. 111, cleared for the upper lake (last line missing - bottom of page)

p.4 General Paragraphs - The schr. Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie and several of the Matthews' fleet will make several trips from Georgian Bay and Lake Superior to Kingston next spring.

Coming For The Craft - Capt. McElhinney nautical advisor of the marine department comes to Kingston in a few days to take charge of the str. Petrel chartered from Collins Bay rafting company to perform the winter service between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, on what is known as the cape route. Capt. McElhinney will take the Petrel down the St. Lawrence and round by Gaspe to Pictou.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1896