The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1898

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The S.S. Rosemount will reach here on Tuesday next.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consort Minnedosa are in the Welland canal on their way down.

The schooner Fleetwing, stripped of her canvas, was towed to above Cataraqui bridge yesterday by the tug Fearless.

The sloop Laura D., from Bay of Quinte ports, discharged 2,000 bushels of buckwheat at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer St. Andrew, from Fort William, discharged 37,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator and cleared last night for Buffalo to load coal for Parry Sound, after which she sails for Midland to enter winter quarters.

The steamer Bon Voyage, which formerly ran between Ogdensburg and the west, was sold last February for $22,000 under a guarantee from the Rochester, Thousand Island & Ogdensburg navigation company, that she was in first class condition, fully equipped and could travel twelve miles an hour, burning three tons of coal to the 100 miles. The purchasers were the Howard transportation company, and they have just commenced suit in the district court at Duluth to recover $13,000 damages. They allege that an expenditure of $1,000 was necessary to make the steamer seaworthy, that she can not travel faster than eleven miles an hour and burns in excess of three tons of coal in 100 miles; that the boat is not worth more than $9,000 and they therefore ask to be reimbursed to the extent of $13,000.

p.6 General Paragraphs - Lake mariners are asking why Pigeon Island light has been discontinued. The light has been missing since November 29th, much to the regret of the sailors still on the lake.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1898