The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Nov 1897

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The schooner Kate bound for Oswego with barley is windbound here.

Yesterday the force of the wind drove waves over many of the wharves along the harbor front.

Capt. R.J.J. Newman expects to command the steamer Oclemena during the season of 1898.

The steamer Pierrepont experienced much difficulty in making her way to the islands on Wednesday.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is waiting for the wind to abate to leave for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

The K. & M. forwarding company have pulled out one of their barges on the marine ways at Portsmouth for repairs.

The tug Bosocobel from Bay City is bound for Ogdensburg. She is to tow the United States steamer Yantics from Ogdensburg to Bay City.

The schooners Fabiola and Fleetwing are over at Oswego coal laden for this port. They are storm bound, and will not venture out until the wind moderates.

The schooner Singapore started out last evening for Oswego to load coal for this port, but she did not get beyond the dry dock, where she cast anchor and is now riding at ease.

As the Montreal harbor is frozen over, and ice appears in the lower St. Lawrence canals, the steamer Hamilton of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company will winter in Toronto.

The big tug Brown did not get away on Wednesday as her owner expected. She is still storm-bound in the dry dock. She took aboard ten tons of coal today, in hope of being able to get away.

The keel of one of the new Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's steamers has been laid at the Bertram shipyard, and work on the hull will be rushed as rapidly as possible in order to have the vessel completed by July 1st next.

The steamer Hero was unable to leave port on Wednesday on her daily trip up the bay. The gale blowing from the south and south-west made her captain seek shelter. She has a heavy cargo aboard and will not venture out until the storm moderates.

The tug Reginald with a tow of coal-laden barges left Fairhaven for Portsmouth at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning, and this morning no news of her had been received by manager J. Stewart, of the K. & M. forwarding company. At that hour yesterday the water on the south shore was perfectly calm. It is expected the Reginald ran down the south shore towards Oswego and is safely anchored in some bay.

Incidents of the Day - This morning the long silent bell in the K. & M. forwarding company's shipyard was sounded summoning the men to work. The sound had become unfamiliar to the residents of Portsmouth, many of whom thought the village was on fire.


Arabian Went Ashore - The steamer Arabian, loaded with wheat for J. Richardson & Sons, from Fort William to Midland, ran aground on Monday at Saw Log Point, fourteen miles above Midland. She was released by the steambarge Chamberlain after lighting 850 bushels. The steamer was not injured at all and no wheat was damaged. J. Donnelly, jr., represented the underwriters for the cargo in a survey and superintended the releasing of the Arabian.

New Elevators Going Up - John Donnelly, jr., returned today from Midland where he surveyed the steamers Algonquin and Arabian, both of which ran aground. He says Midland expects to do a large trade with Parry Sound next season. A million bushel elevator has been erected by the Parry Sound railway a few miles from the bay port, and another large one will be constructed.

Snips - The tug Wilson with three of the K. & M. forwarding company's barge, coal laden, left Fair Haven last night for Portsmouth.

The American training ship Yantic was at Dickenson's Landing this morning in tow of two Montreal tugs.

The tug Reginald, with her three barges, are safe in Henderson Harbor.

A new air compressor arrived from Hamilton at noon today for the Collins Bay rafting company. It will be used in connection with the pontoons attached to the tug W.H. Brown.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Nov 1897