The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1898

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p.1 Pith of the News - The steamer Majestic, from Collingwood to Duluth, ran aground on Big Shoals, at the east end of Drummond Island, Lake Huron, on Tuesday. Tugs were hurried to her assistance.

p.2 Contract Given Out - to Wm. Lesslie (Leslie) of Collins Bay rafting company to remove the two wrecked spans of bridge from river at Cornwall, for $25,000.

p.3 Black River Notes - Sept. 26th - ...The tug Hazelton has made her appearance here again this autumn.



The M.T. company's barge Dorchester left Davis' dry dock this afternoon.

The schooner Annandale cleared for Charlotte this morning to load coal.

The sloop H.M. Ballou, from Gananoque, discharged oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The sloop Madcap arrived from bay ports last night with 2,000 bushels of oats for James Richardson & Sons.

The Canadian boats Case, Tecumseh and Marengo left Marquette for Deseronto today with iron ore. This is the first ore ever shipped from that port to the Canadian side.

An immense fleet, consisting of thirty-five large, upper-lake vessels and five steamers, is going from the upper lakes to engage in the ocean trade. These steamers have the largest carrying capacity of any steamers going through the Welland canal, and the Marine Review estimates the cost to take them down at about $50,000. The first tow left Ogdensburg this morning in charge of the steamer New Island Wanderer. Nine more vessels will arrive there today. The work will be done by the Folgers and Donnellys.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1898