The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1897

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p.2 The steamer D.D. Calvin left Brockville at daylight this morning for Charlotte to load coal for the island city. The steamer makes two more round trips before closing the season.


The sloop Laura D. is loading malt at Clark's malt house.

The sloop Echo cleared for Bay of Quinte ports yesterday to load wheat.

The tug Thomson with three barges, has gone to Oswego to load coal.

The schooner Acacia is expected in this evening with coal for R. Crawford.

The tug Active left for Montreal last night with four barges, grain laden.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is being stripped of her canvas and rigging.

The schooner Annandale left for Charlotte last night to load coal for the spile dock.

The steamer Tilley cleared for Lake Superior last night, leaving her consort, Merritt, here.

The sloop Madcap, with 1,750 bushels of oats for J. Richardson & Sons, arrived from Wolfe Island yesterday.

The steamer Calvin and consort Augusta left Brockville for Oswego today to load coal for the first named port. These boats have two more cargoes to carry this season before their work will have finished.

Three or four boat owners are negotiating for the use this winter of the government dry dock, but it is likely the owners of the steamer Sir L. Tilley will be successful. If so, employment will be given to about forty workmen all winter, and $25,000 will be expended here.

The dredge that has been working in the harbor for some weeks past has removed all the debris from the water fronting the Grand Trunk freight shed. It is now engaged in clearing out an old wharf that once existed at the foot of William street.

The Collins Bay rafting company will pontoon through the lower canals the big tug W.H. Brown, built at Bay City, Mich., at a cost of $75,000. She is the largest tug in the world, her dimensions being: length over all, 156 ft.; beam, 28 ft.; hold, 17 ft. She has a draft of 12 ft. 6 in., and is intended for use near New Orleans.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 17th - Down: steamer W.J. Averill, Milwaukee to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Melbourne, St. Catharines to Montreal, general cargo.

Port Colborne, Nov. 17th - Down: steamer Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Oswego, barley.

Is Seriously Ill.

Capt. Milloy, veteran general traffic manager of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, is seriously ill at Montreal. Capt. Milloy is eighty-five years of age, during forty-five years of which he has been connected with the company.

A Fine Elevator - a number of aldermen made an unofficial visit to see Mooers elevator.


Driving Commences Tomorrow - driving spiles will recommence at M.T. elevator.

Snips - The steamer Reindeer is in dry dock here for extensive repairs to her hull. The sum of $800 will be expended in renewing her for next season's traffic.

Toronto, Nov. 18th - It was found that the steel sea tug William C. Brown, which arrived here yesterday from Bay City, Mich., and destined for New Orleans, could not get clearance papers for a Canadian port on account of coasting laws, and it had to go to Cape Vincent, N.Y., from where it will go to Montreal. It secured four pontoons here, which will take it through the canals.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1897