The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1897

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - Government inspector T. Donnelly and J.P. Thompson are in Prescott inspecting the steamer International.


The schooner Mary is at Charlotte with coal for the M.T. company.

The steamer Bannockburn cleared for Fort William last evening.

Swift & Co. are loading a barge with coal for a Smith's Falls merchant.

Today's heavy gale will still lower the water in the St. Lawrence canals.

The tug Thomson left for Montreal last evening with six barges, grain-laden.

The schooner Two Brothers is chartered to bring coal from Charlotte for the M.T. company.

The sloop Maggie L. discharged 4,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator yesterday.

A hoisting machine for a spile driver arrived this morning for use of the Montreal transportation company.

The barge Toronto, of the M.T. Co.'s fleet, entered the government dry-dock this morning for general repairs.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: sloops Madcap, 1,200 bushels of oats; Idlewild, 1,100 bushels rye; Pilot, 3,000 bushels oats, from Bay of Quinte ports; barge Dandy, 3,000 bushels oats, from Washburn.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Nov. 8th - Down: steamer Melbourne, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo; Orion, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Business, Loraine to Prescott, iron.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 8th - Down: steamer Rosedale, Fort William to Prescott, wheat; steamer Pentland, Chicago to Prescott, pig iron; barge Dobbins, Chicago to Prescott, pig iron; steamer Smith, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Hurlbut, Toledo to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer VanAllen, French River to Oswego, lumber; steamer Melbourne, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo.


Narrow Escape For The Hecla.

Ogdensburg, Nov. 9th - The steamer Hecla had a narrow escape from destruction by fire on Lake Ontario last week. Flames had eaten up considerable of the cabin with the personal belongings of the crew before they were gotten under control. All the ship's colors were also destroyed. It was only by a heroic effort on the part of the crew that the steamer was saved.

Ran Ashore In The Storm.

Toronto, Nov. 8th - The schooner W.W. Emery, 400 tons burden, owned by Capt. Baird, and loaded with coal from Oswego for E. Rogers & Co., Toronto, ran ashore this morning a mile east of the eastern gap. It is in no danger and can be pulled off when the wind goes down.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1897