The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1897

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p.1 Found In The Lake - Oswego, Nov. 24th - body of sailor Owen Brennan of Toronto, 46 years old, found drowned at dock where his vessel the schooner Antelope lay.



The dredge is working in the slip at the foot of Queen street.

The sloop Monitor is at Fisher's dock, Portsmouth, with barley.

The schooner SH. Jamieson is unloading barley at Clark's malt house.

The sloop Pilot has finished a busy season and will be laid by for the winter.

The sloop Maggie L. left for Howe Island today to load peas and oats for this port.

The schooner Fabiola, coal laden from Oswego, was expected to arrive today at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer Glengarry arrived from Charlotte yesterday with coal for the M.T. company. When entering the harbor she ran aground, but was released without much difficulty.

The big tug W.H. Brown did not get away yesterday as expected. Workmen did not complete the caulking of the pontoons. Water was let in the dry-dock this morning and the owner of the tug expected to clear during the course of the afternoon.

The schooner Kate arrived from Wellington last evening with 5,000 bushels of wheat and buckwheat for J. Richardson & Sons. She will discharge the wheat, and will load more buckwheat to complete 6,000 bushels for Oswego. On her return trip, she will bring coal for a local dealer, and will then go into winter quarters.

So far no word has been received of the missing pontoon which broke away from the tug W.H. Brown in Lake Ontario on Friday last. The tug Rival has been out since Saturday trying to locate the missing article. It is expected the east wind prevailing at the time drove it up the lake, and that it will be picked up somewhere near Port Dalhousie.

Exhibition In Art - ......Miss Ella Fraser appeared in marine views and sketches of old buildings about the city. The steamer Nicaragua, alongside the foundry dock, and three of the M.T. Co.'s barges at the end of the Queen street dock were accurately reproduced.

p.3 Froze In The Ice - Merrickville, Nov. 24th - The tug Hiram Easton, while on her way with a large load of cord wood from Westport to Ottawa was frozen in at Wellington.

p.4 Wind Wafts - The steamer Hamilton is expected here tomorrow.

The schooner Fleetwing is expected at Swift's wharf this evening with coal from Oswego.

The steel tug William H. Brown coaled up at Swift's today, and left for down the St. Lawrence.

The United States training ship Yantic reached Valleyfield this morning and will not get up this far until Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.

p.6 Tug W.H. Brown Detained - Capt. W. Lesslie decided to hold the tug William H. Brown in port until the wind abates. It was the intention to start this morning, but any rolling of the tug would prove too great a strain on the pontoons.

Snips - The steamer Hamilton has closed her season and gone into winter quarters at Toronto.

Booth & Co. have chartered the schooner Queen of the Lakes to bring a load of coal from Charlotte. The schooner, which is partly stripped of her canvas will be fitted out at once.

Jessie Bain Springs a Leak - Ice stove in a plank in the steamer Jessie Bain's hull this morning, and water flowed in freely. The pumps failed to empty her fast enough, and her hull filled up to within two feet of her decks before the leak was checked by a blanket stuffed in the break from the outside.

British Whig, Nov. 25, 1897

not published - Thanksgiving

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1897