The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1896

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p.4 General Paragraphs - P. Collins, of the wrecked steamer Acadia, has lost his papers certifying his qualifications as mate. He does not know whether they were washed overboard during the storm that wrecked the Acadia or were left on the ill-fated vessel. He is making search for them.

Nov. 30, 1896



The sloop Laura D., from Hay Bay, touched at this port this morning on her way to Prescott with 3,000 bushels of barley.

The tugs Hall, Walker and Thomson arrived from Montreal yesterday, each with three light barges. All the Montreal transportation company's barges are now in port and are being put into winter quarters as rapidly as possible.

The steamer Rosemount is expected to arrive here from Fort William Thursday morning with 67,000 bushels of wheat. The Bannockburn will be along a day or two later with the same quantity. Both will at once go into winter quarters.

The contract for building the largest schooner ever constructed on the great lakes has just been awarded to the Chicago shipbuilding company. Her dimensions will be: Length of keel, 376 ft.; beam, 46 ft.; depth of hold, 26 ft.; length overall, 400 ft. With the present draught of water in the upper lake channels the vessel will carry over 5,500 tons. When the new twenty foot channel is completed she will be able to carry 6,500 tons. She will be built for the James Corrigan fleet, of Cleveland, Ohio.

Celebrated The Final Trip - The steamer Hero made her last regular trip of the season on Saturday .....

p.3 Favors The Breakwater - Folger Bros. are in favor of it. [Cape Vincent Eagle]

p.4 Burned Vessel And Crew - Fennville, Mich., Nov. 30th - The str. City of Kalamazoo, of the H.W. Williams transportation company, was burned at the dry-dock at South Haven this morning. Robert Vanortrand and John Lang, firemen, were burned to death.The stewardess, Rose Gower, is missing and it is feared she is dead. The steamer tied up for the winter one week ago but the crew had not been discharged.

General Paragraphs - The K. & M. F. company's barges are all in port and are being laid up for the winter months in the Portsmouth slip. The villagers do not like the idea of the view from the slip being obstructed by the barges.

The steamer Petrel, three days out from Quebec, was obliged to run back owing to the large quantities of ice met with in the St. Lawrence river. She reached Quebec on the return trip Saturday and may have iron plates placed on her hull there instead of at Pictou, where it was intended to dry-dock her.

The schooner Pilot, from Picton, discharged 2,500 bushels of buckwheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1896