The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1897

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Started Up The Canals.

Montreal, Nov. 22nd - The U.S. war ship Yantic left today at 9 a.m. for Ogdensburg en route to Detroit. She is being towed on six pontoons by tugs. Her entire keel, twelve feet of her bow and all her spars have been removed.



The sloop Echo arrived from Bath, light, after unloading a cargo of lumber.

The steamer H.P. Bigelow, Alexandria Bay, touched at this port this morning.

Dr. Black's sail yacht has been pulled out in the Portsmouth marine ways for the winter.

The schooner F.C. Leighton, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat, passed Port Colborne on Sunday.

The schooner Annandale arrived from Charlotte yesterday with coal for the K. & P. railway.

The S.S. Bannockburn is expected here this evening with a cargo of wheat for J. Richardson & Sons.

The propeller Glengarry discharged her cargo of wheat on Saturday and cleared for Charlotte yesterday to load coal.

The steamer Bothnia arrived at Garden Island, from Montreal, on Saturday night, and will be placed in winter quarters.

The steamer Hamilton passed up on Saturday bound for Hamilton. On Wednesday next she will touch here on her last trip of the season, going into winter quarters at Sorel.

The Gates Were Locked.

Hundreds journeyed down to the dry dock yesterday with the intention of viewing the big tug W.H. Brown, in the dock having pontoons lashed to her hull. Many of the would-be sightseers were barred from gaining a glimpse of the big boat, as the gates guarding the entrance to the dock were locked. Many venturesome persons climbed over the fence and were thus enabled to satisfy their curiosity, but the majority shrunk from this and turned away in disappointment. Nothing but words of condemnation were heard on all sides. Whoever ordered the gates to be locked showed extreme inconsistency. It could not be a greater sin for citizens in general to look at the boat than for a dozen workmen to be engaged in their daily occupation - laboring, especially as there was no need for the work being carried out on Sunday.

The Bridge House Damaged.

Shortly after three o'clock yesterday the schooner Annandale, while passing through Cataraqui bridge, carried away a portion of the bridge house. As she reached the swing bridge, a sailor dropped her jib causing her to luff sufficiently for her boom to strike the house, and the ropes catching the end of the frail structure, it was pulled over by the headway of the boat. The boat house in the rear was also pulled down and a few skiffs damaged. Mr. Bowman, caretaker, managed to save his cash box with the toll money in it. About $300 will repair the damage.

Incidents of the Day - A dredge commenced this week to dredge out the approach to the M.T. Co.'s elevator site.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1897