The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1898

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p.1 Heavy Winds Up West - Port Dalhousie, Nov. 10th - The steamer Topeka, which left here yesterday morning, ran back today for shelter. Other boats here windbound are the steamer Gov. Smith, steamer Bermuda and barge Grampian.

p.2 Sporting Paragraphs - At the annual meeting of the Oswego yacht club the following were elected officers for the ensuing year: Commodore, R. Arthur Downey; vice-commodore, A.H. Emerick; captain, James Parker; secretary and treasurer, W.B. Couch; measurer, W. Pierson Judson; fleet surgeon, Joseph W. Eddy, M.D.; directors, J.P. Doyle, T.C. Goble, Michael Cummings.


The steambarge Iona touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf on her way up last night.

The steamer James Swift arrived this morning from Ottawa and leaves today on her last trip of the season.

The steamer Hamilton was expected down today on her last trip. She will go into winter quarters at Sorel.

The steamer St. Andrew was expected at Richardsons' elevator today with wheat. She was due last night.

The barge Santa Anna loaded 16,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator and cleared for Montreal in tow of the tug Nellie Reid.

The schooners Fabiola and Fleetwing left Charlotte on Tuesday for this port , but were compelled to return on account of the severe storm.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Sodus Point yesterday afternoon with coal for Crawford & Co. The skipper reports very heavy seas running.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Nov. 9th - down - steamer Niagara, Port Huron to Kingston, peas and rye; steamer St. Andrew, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Eliza Allan, Buffalo to Port Colborne, coal.

Owing to the very low water in the harbor, caused by the north-easterly winds, boats are finding much difficulty in getting through the lock.


Capt. Leslie (Lesslie) of the Collins Bay Wrecking company, has a large staff of men at work removing the ruins of the collapsed O. & N.Y. bridge from the south channel of the river, and is making steady progress. The centre span has already been examined, and, as at first supposed, is but little damaged, being only slightly injured by its fall to the bed of the river. It will be raised by means of pontoons, and then towed to shallow water, where it can be taken apart and entirely recovered.

As the entire span weighs only a little 500 tons, and as the buoyancy of the water will amount to considerable the wrecking company consider that they will not experience any great difficulty in raising it. They will use twelve pontoons, each having a lifting capacity of sixty tons, or altogether an aggregate power of 720 tons.

Considerable work has already been done towards clearing away the shore span, which was utterly demolished, but the company is having considerable difficulty in separating the massive iron work. Dynamite is being used extensively, but as it is impossible to place it so that it will be very effective its use is not of so much benefit as at first expected.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1898