The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1898

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The tug Bronson, from Montreal, light, arrived in port last evening.

The tug Active, Prescott, with six light barges, arrived up this morning.

The steamer North King entered Davis & Sons' dry dock yesterday. She will occupy it during the winter months.

Word was received here this morning that between eleven and twelve o'clock last night the stranded barge Hector had been released and was in fairly good condition. She left at one o'clock in tow of the steamer Glengarry for this port. Nearly all her cargo of coal had to be lightered before she would float. The work was prosecuted under the direction of Capt. John Gaskin. When it was given out that the company intended attempting to release the Hector old mariners shook their heads and looked wise, saying they feared it could not be accomplished as she was ashore in such an exposed place and the chances of saving her were slim. However, Capt. Gaskin has demonstrated that there is a thing or two about wrecking of which he is in possession, and knows how to put into effect.

p.4 The schooner Annie Minnes is at Belleville to load grain for Kingston.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The lake steamer Aragon is laying to off Lahore, N.S., with two of the barges all right, but the third had only been seen once since she was lost in the storm Sunday night.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1898