The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1897

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p.1 News of the World - The steamer Pawnee, with consorts Orton and Edwards, arrived at Detroit on Thursday from Spanish River, Ont., with two million feet of Norway lumber, the first large cargo to pay the $2 duty. The lumber is consigned to the Michigan peninsular car company which finds it impossible to secure suitable lumber in that state.

The steamer Egyptian, from Cleveland to Milwaukee, coal laden, was burned off Sturgeon Point in Lake Huron on Thursday night. The crew were taken off by a passing barge and will land in Detroit.

p.2 Capt. LaRush, commander of the sloop Maggie L., has been presented with a new silk hat by the Mooers company, his craft being the first to discharge grain at the new elevator.


The schooner Kate arrived at Crawford's dock last evening with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Two Brothers from Oswego with coal reached Crawford's wharf this morning.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes from Charlotte is discharging 550 tons of soft coal at Garden Island.

The M.T. company's barge Kildonan left the government dry dock today and was "brined" for the winter.

Capt. George Reed, of Sacket's Harbor, will erect a million bushel elevato. It will be built of iron and steel.

It is estimated by Buffalo grain men that 55,000,000 bushels of wheat were received at that port during the year from December.

The tug Reginald arrived at Portsmouth yesterday with barges from Montreal. The K. & M. F. company's fleet are now all harbored at Portsmouth.

Capt. J. Dix and crew of men and engineers left for Buffalo last night to bring down the steamer Shrewsbury, the new addition to the "White Squadron."

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Dec. 2nd - Down: schooner Belle Hanscom, Toledo to Oswego, corn; steamers Algonquin, Sequin, Rosedale, Fort William to Prescott, wheat; J.H. Parson, Buffalo to Cape Vincent, wheat; P.J. Ralph and barge Omaha, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; S.L. Tilley, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

Bonus To Be Paid Over.

the elevator committee meets and decides that the Mooer's elevator is completed as per agreement and will advise city council to pay the bonus.


Tug Brown At Valleyfield.

W. Leslie returned home today after delivering the tug William H. Brown at Valleyfield. The attached pontoons making her sides too wide for passage through the Beauharnois canal delayed her long enough to prevent the continuation of her trip to New Orleans this fall. The St. Lawrence canals closing today forces the tug to winter at Valleyfield.

General Paragraphs - The schooner Queen of the Lakes, Charlotte, arrived at noon today at Garden Island, coal laden.

The brig Yantic left Ogdensburg this morning at nine o'clock for Detroit. She will go up the American channel.

H.H. Gildersleeve left today to represent the local yacht club at a meeting of the lake yacht racing association to be held in the Royal hotel, Hamilton, tomorrow afternoon.

Capt. James Allen, accompanied by Capt. Dix and James Gillie, as engineer, left for Buffalo today to bring down the steamer Shrewsbury, the new addition to the "White Squadron."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1897