The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1897

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p.2 Last Meeting of Council - (part) Ald. Livingston said that Richardson & Sons intended erecting a new elevator, and in view of the fact he moved, seconded by Ald. Allen, that the firm be granted exemption from taxation for a period of ten years. Adopted.

p.4 To Rebuild Boats - The R. & O. navigation company will begin at once the work of rebuilding some of the boats used on the western division of their line. The Passport will be the first to be overhauled. The dining rooms will be laid out on the main deck.

W. Black, engineer of the steamer Hamilton, will have charge of the machinery of the first new boat to be placed between Toronto and Prescott by the R. & O. navigation company.


Schooner Annandale Ashore.

The rumor was current this morning that the schooner Annandale, Capt. Frank McMaster in command, went ashore on the Main Ducks yesterday. The schooner was bound from Oswego with coal for W.G. Craig & Co. The wind was blowing quite fresh all day and the probabilities are that she went ashore with some force, but the schooner, although over thirty years old, has a staunch bottom. Mariners with experience state that she could be readily released on such a fine day as today by running out an anchor and discharging a small quantity of her coal, provided her damages are not very serious. Some years ago the Annandale was aground at Niagara, late in the fall, and remained in the ice until released in the following spring by Capt. Donnelly, sr.

Death of Capt. Mitchell.

This morning Capt. James Mitchell died at the home of his sister, Mrs. R. Arniel, Wellington street. Deceased was aged sixty five years and six months, a native of Fifeshire, Scotland, and a resident of Kingston since 1837. In his early days he followed sailing, but of late years he was employed in the locomotive works as a machinist. An internal trouble, incurable, was the cause of death. He was of a quiet disposition and had many warm friends. A widow and seven children are left. The funeral occurs on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1897