The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1896

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steamer Paul Smith is filled with marble-top tables, ladies' and gents' toilet rooms, etc. Capt. Craig intends to cut away a portion of the bow deck, in order to give greater space for freight. His purpose is to make of the Paul Smith a first class vessel in every respect. Fully 500 persons inspectedthe vessel yesterday.



Arrivals and Departures During the Past Week.

Arrivals - Steamer Bothnia, Fort William, 40,000 bushels of wheat; str. Bannockburn, Fort William, 67,000 bushels of wheat; str. Rosemount, Fort William, 67,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Minnedosa, Fort William, 62,000 bushels of wheat; str. Glengarry, Oswego, 350 tons of coal.

Departures - steamers Bannockburn and Rosemount, Fort William, light; steamer Glengarry, Oswego, light; schr. Singapore, Toronto, light.

p.3 Rockport, Nov. 24th - ...The str. Alexandria made her last call here Friday evening....

p.4 Capt. Donnelly's Adventure - Detroit, Nov. 27th - Capt. William E. Donnelly, of the schooner Katie Brainerd, lumber-laden, from Cheboygan to Tonawanda, was tightening a rope on the trip down when the rope broke and threw him into the water. The heavy sea carried him close to the rudder of the schooner, where he caught a small chain hanging there. The crew gave him up for lost and it was nearly an hour before his cries were heard. When taken on deck he was almost frozen (bottom line missing)

Gale On The Lakes - Ashland, Wis., Nov. 27th - The steamer Ericcson and schooner Corliss, which cleared Wednesday, returned to the harbor yesterday afternoon, after a vain battle with the terrific gale which prevailed on Lake Superior all day. The steamer Cumberland left a short time before the Ericcson. The captain of the Ericcson says he saw the Cumberland endeavor to turn back but could not do so. He fears she has gone ashore on one of the islands at the entrance of Chequamgong bay. The storm is from the north east and nothing like it has been seen this season. It shows no sign of abating.


The schooner Fabiola, Capt. Bates, arrived at Swift's wharf this morning with a cargo of coal from Charlotte, N.Y., for Swift & Co.

The steam yacht V.R.I., belonging to the staff-sergeants and sergeants of "A" battery, will be hauled into winter quarters on Monday.

Capt. Craig has purchased the composite steamer Paul Smith, and will refit and repair her and place her on the Wolfe Island ferry service next season. The Paul Smith was purchased at Valleyfield, Que. She has been running from Valleyfield to Montreal in connecion with the Adirondack railway. She resembles the steamer Hero very much but is somewhat larger. Capt. Craig says she can steam twelve miles an hour easily. The vessel has been brought to the city and lies beside the Spartan at Swift's wharf.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1896