The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1897

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p.2 Incidents - The Wolfe Island ferry lease has been settled for seven years. At the township council meeting on Monday an attempt was made to cancel the prior offer to the Folger line for seven years, and to give it for one year only. This was not acceptable to the steamboat company, and the full lease carried.


A new smoke stack is building for the steamer North King.

Several of the small sloops are still plying in the local trade.

The tugs Walker and Jessie Hall, with one barge, left early this morning for the Rosedale.

The steamer Pierrepont took the sloop Maggie L. to Clark's malt house this morning with damaged barley from Richardson's wharf.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The schooner Fabiola arrived this morning from Oswego with coal for Swift & Co.


If the steamer Rosedale is not released and docked here this fall it will not be for the lack of energy exerted or the scarcity of boats and wrecking appliances. At present there are three tugs, the Walker, Hall and Reginald, in service, five steam pumps at work, and three or four masters over the wrecking crew. The object is to empty the stranded boat of her cargo with all possible rapidity, and to-day four pumps were worked, three owned by the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company and a rotary pump of the Calvin company, taken out this morning. This afternoon a rotary pump was sent down by the Collins Bay rafting company. The Donnelly company's large pump, the Niagara Falls, was sent out, but was not made use of. The wrecking work is being prosecuted energetically, full advantage being taken of this mild weather. The insurance companies are represented by four agents, who take an active part in the management of the wreckers, the apparatus, etc. being engaged by the day. It is a matter of conjecture whether the steamer is released this fall or not. A reliable mariner, who has watched the proceedings with interest, ventured to state this morning, that she would not reach harbor before the ice formed. Her forward bottom is almost completely torn away, this being the greatest damage sustained.

Will Soon Be Cleared.

- ruins of Richardson's elevator.

Will Rebuild The Tugs.

Dickson Anderson, Montreal, owner of the tugs Antelope and St. George, is in the city arranging with James Stewart, local manager for the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company, for the rebuilding of the tugs this winter. The work will be done at Portsmouth.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1897