The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1896

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The schooner Annie Falconer will winter at Portsmouth.

The steamer Glengarry, light from Prescott, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage this morning.

The storm signal displayed today notified mariners to prepare for a heavy gale from the east.

The str. John Milne loaded 6,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' today for Smith's Falls.

The sloop Dandy cleared for Smith's Falls today with 3,000 bushels of wheat consigned by Richardson & Sons.

The sloop Maggie L., from Howe Island, discharged 3,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator today.

The schr. Pilot, with 2,200 bushels of wheat aboard, cleared from Richardson & Sons' elevator for Glenora today.

The sloop Monitor, after loading 2,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator, cleared this afternoon for Picton.

The Petrel's Commander - Capt. McElhinney, Ottawa, nautical advisor of the marine department of the dominion government, arrived today to take command of the steamer Petrel, chartered from the Collins Bay rafting company for service between Capes Traverse and Tormentine during the winter. Captain McElhinney will take the Petrel as far as Pictou and see her equipped for the winter's work. At Pictou the steamer will be docked for the purpose of having her hull covered with steel plates, which she now has aboard and which were secured from the Carnegie company at Pittsburgh, Pa., as protection from ice. A new salt water condensor has also been placed in the steamer's engine room.

Steamer and Cargo Total Loss - Sault Ste. Marie, Nov.18th - The wrecking tug Favorite, which has arrived from the stranded steamer Acadia, at Michipicoten river, reports both steamer and cargo a total loss, with no salvage worth saving. The remainder of the crew, camping on shore for two weeks, were brought down on the str. Tilley.

p.3 Thousand Island Park, Nov. 16th - The str. W. Gilbert, with a large quantity of goods from the Oconto, cleared for Sackett's Harbor this morning....Capt. William Westcott, of the steam yacht Minnie, died at his residence, Alexandria Bay, on Friday morning. Deceased was about forty years of age. He was well known on the river, as well as at Kingston, Channel Grove, and on the Rideau, and was very popular.....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1896