The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1898

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p.1 News of the World - Locking through the Welland canal was resumed last night, the damage caused by the steambarge George Spencer having been repaired.

p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Begg, of the big steamer Simon J. Murphy, which recently left the great lakes to trade on the Atlantic coast, is spending a few days in the city. He was for five years captain of the steamer Doty, which recently foundered in Lake Huron. Capt. Begg has not been in Kingston for twenty years.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer North King is taking the steamer Hero's route on the Bay of Quinte while the last named boat is in dry dock.

Nov. 3, 1898

p.1 A $100,000 Fire At Collingwood - Nov. 3rd - About 3 a.m. a fire broke out in the G.T.R. freight sheds here, and the building and wharf are now a total wreck. The Great Northern transit company's steamer Pacific was also burned.....The Pacific was valued at $55,000, and insured for $25,500....



To Permit Rescue of Barge Hector.

The sloop Volunteer cleared for Clayton yesterday with a load of shingles.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego last night to load coal for this port.

The schooner Wave Crest, light, ran into the asylum wharf yesterday for shelter.

The steamer Hero is in Davis' dry dock having the bottom of her hull scraped and painted.

The S.S. Rosedale arrived in port this morning with 70,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William.

Three barges grain laden left Richardsons' elevator for Montreal yesterday in tow of the tug Shickluna.

James Richardson & Sons bought in the damaged cargoes of the Selkirk and Melrose, paying a good figure for the same.

The M.T. company's barge Kildonan will be placed on the government dry dock tonight or in the morning for general repairs.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal last evening with seven light barges, returning today with six barges grain laden.

The sloop H.M. Ballou, from Brighton with 4,000 bushels of wheat and peas, discharged her cargo at Richardson's elevator this morning.

The tug Rival, engaged in taking the Atlantic transportation company's chartered boats through the St. Lawrence rapids, arrived in port last night, the work having ceased.

The sailing vessels in the local trade are enjoying the busiest time they have had this season. Every available boat is in commission, engaged either in the coal or grain traffic, and will be so until ice covers the deep.

The rough experience of the Melrose and Selkirk on Lake Huron had its effect on the cargoes of the boats. The Melrose entered port with nearly 9,000 bushels of wheat damaged, and the Selkirk had about 15,000 bushels damaged.

The tug Active and lighters Grantham and Eliza White reached Brighton last night, but will have to await a moderation in the wind before work can be commenced on the barge Hector. Today's west wind was from a wrong quarter, causing a large sea to roll along the beach.

p.4 Mourned By Many - death of Capt. Allen Lewis of Bath on Oct. 25th; the first captain to command the following vessels owned by W.H. Davy: B.F. Davy, W.H. Davy, Gilmour, Bay Queen, Beaver, Rover, W.H. Bolton, David Tait, Canadian, and Thomas Downey, later bought George Suffel which he sailed for many years; survived by wife, two daughters and two sons.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1898