The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Craig has awarded the contract for making the necessary improvements to his ferry steamer Paul Smith to Howard & Macaulay, ship carpenters and contractors, Portsmouth.

It is stated that Capt. McCormack, late of the Blue Bell, has purchased the scow Wood Duck, and that he will repair her so as to engage in her usual work next season.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The sloop Woodduck sank at the Rathbun company's wharf before she could be pulled out of the way. Traffic to the wharf is blocked and will remain so until the old sloop is removed. She has seen better days and her usefulness has passed.

Dec. 12, 1896

p.1 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Algonquin, Fort William to Prescott, wheat laden, passed through the Welland canal yesterday. She is the last steamer expected to use the canal this season. All the tugs in the canal, with the exception of two, have gone out of commission for the season. No more boats are expected in the canal this season and navigation may be considered closed. There is only a small fleet making the canal its winter headquarters.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1896