The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1898

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The steamer Glengarry will be immediately prepared for the winter lay over.

The schooner Acacia left for Waupoose today, where she remains during the winter season.

The tugs Glide and Active arrived in port this morning with six light barges from Montreal.

The S.S. Rosemount received her last cargo of grain for this season at Fort William yesterday.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consort Minnedosa are on their way to Kingston on their final trip for the season.

The barge Virginia, of the K. & M.F. company's fleet, has been placed on the marine ways for the winter. She will receive a thorough overhauling in preparation for next season's traffic.

The steamer Pierrepont made a special trip to Cape Vincent yesterday afternoon to take over a cargo of cattle. The steamer Islander took over her complement also on her regular run during the earlier part of the afternoon.

The appearance of a second steamer on the Rideau river route next season will be hailed with delight by tourists who devote a part of each summer in rusticating along its pretty lakes and winding channels. The daily service then afforded will not only be convenient to those already attracted by the beauties of the route, but will tend to increase the number of tourists along this increasingly popular run.

The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company will make every effort to raise the tug Walker and land her in port this fall. In repairing the sunken tug considerable work will be involved, which will give the local ship carpenters employment for the greater part of the winter. She will be hauled out on the company's new ways if the wrecking company is successful in the undertaking.

All the M.T. company's fleet, consisting of sixty boats, will be wintered here, excepting the Hector, at Brighton, and two river barges at Montreal. The tugs Thomson and Hall are now on their way up from Montreal with the last tow of barges, and the steamers Bannockburn and Rosemount will be here by the middle of next week. These are the only remaining boats of the fleet still in commission. The company's employees have commenced to brine the barges. (salt)

The barge Hector will be left at Brighton until next spring. Having lost her rudder the risk of bringing her down the lake now would be too great to warrant the journey, and at present this is the only route to this port, as the bay is frozen over from the Deseronto reach to Brighton bay. On her way up to the Hector the steamer Glengarry was obliged to go up the bay and to break her way through ice from Telegraph light to within two miles of the Murray canal. At that point the ice was too strong, and the steamer had to return to the lake. Her hull forward was badly cut by the sharp ice, even though an extra board sheeting was attached outside.

Barge Cut By Ice In Lachine Canal.

The barge Toronto, carrying 18,200 bushels of wheat, was cut through by ice on Monday in the Lachine canal and about 4,000 bushels of her cargo damaged. The barge did not sink, and the balance of the cargo was unloaded in good condition. The grain was the property of W.W. Ogilvie, and was ex the steamer Rosemount, of the Montreal transportation company's fleet, from Fort William. The damaged grain was sold privately in Montreal.

The Tug Located.

At about eleven o'clock yesterday morning those engaged in trying to locate the missing tug Walker came upon her in fifty feet of water. She lies on the bottom at a point 5/8 of a mile north-west of Nicholson's Island, and about half a mile from the place where it was claimed she had disappeared. The location was buoyed and as soon as the weather will permit an attempt will be made to bring the tug to the surface.

To Raise the Peruvian.

The Donnelly wrecking company today shipped two car loads of wrecking outfit to Deseronto to be used in raising the schooner Peruvian (sic), sunk near Foresters' park while trying to make Deseronto harbor with a cargo of iron ore. As the schooner lies she is a menace to navigation in that part of the bay. (should be Puritan - ed.)

p.3 Losses On the Great Lakes - Chicago, Nov. 30th - valued at $2 1/2 million; a record year.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The schooner Acacia finished discharging her cargo of coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf this morning, and cleared for Waupoose to go into winter quarters.

The libel case tried at the high court Tuesday was that of Miss Corbett against the captain of the schooner J.S. Case, not Mrs. Cook as mentioned last night. Mrs. Cook was merely a witness.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1898