The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1897

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The tugs Bronson and Glide arrived up this morning with barges, light.

The steamer Glengarry arrived from Prescott this morning with six barges, light.

The schooner Melrose of the M.T. company's fleet was "salted down" today for the winter.

The tug Jessie Hall left Dickinson's Landing at ten o'clock last night with four barges on her way up. She left one barge at the Landing.

The last of the M.T. company's barges to come up the river this fall left Lachine yesterday morning in tow of the tug Thomson. The tug Walker left Prescott to go and assist her.

The schooner Fabiola, Oswego, coal laden, arrived at Swift & Co.'s wharf last night, having had a fair run across the lake. After discharging she will go into winter quarters.

The S.S. Rosemount arrived at midnight last night from Fort William with wheat for the M.T. Co. The continued blowing of her whistle was more annoying to down-town residents than the heavy wind that arose shortly after.

Despite the severity of the storm this morning the staunch steamer Pierrepont made her accustomed trips to the islands, starting out at eight o'clock. On her first trip she had a severe battle with the waves but made the passage in safety.

On Saturday a tug from Detroit passed down the river, bound for Ogdensburg to meet the United States training ship Yantic. This tug will take the frigate direct to Detroit, after she has been fully equipped to withstand the trip up the lakes.

While trying to make the harbor about eight o'clock this morning the steamer Glengarry, having in tow six light barges, nearly got into difficulty. The barges became unmanageable and several of them were driven against Swift's wharf. A few broken planks was the result. Finally they were gathered in and tied up at the mutual dock for shelter.

p.4 Collins Bay, Nov. 27th - The tug Rival has gone in search of the pontoon, lost from the steamer W.H. Brown....The engineers have nearly finished laying up the Collins Bay boats. B. Kiel has gone for a trip on the Bannockburn....

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1897