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

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Calvin company's schooner Ceylon was placed in winter quarters yesterday.

The steambarge Nile, light, from Clayton to Deseronto, passed up yesterday.

The sloop Idlewild arrived from Stella last evening with a cargo of wheat for James Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Marianette (Marionette ?) arrived yesterday from Ogdensburg. She is bound for Port Hope to go into winter quarters.

The schooner Two Brothers has concluded a very successful season and has gone into winter quarters at the Grove Inn moorage.

The tug Maggie May and barge Dandy, with wheat from Picton, discharged at Richardsons' elevator yesterday. When the wind abates they clear for Bath to load hay.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes was compelled to run back for shelter yesterday afternoon owing to the heavy gale blowing outside. She is under charter to carry coal from Oswego to this port.

The steamer William B. Morley entered Oswego Tuesday night from Milwaukee with $6,500 bushels of barley for Robert Downey & Co. The load is the largest taken into that harbor this season, and the boat will retain her cargo throughout the winter.

The Donnelly Wrecking company has appointed D.A. Spencer, bailiff of Picton, an agent to adjust claims for wreckage of coal jettisoned from the barges Hector and Kildonan, and to collect $2 a ton from all parties who have taken the same and to prosecute those who refuse to settle.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes left for Oswego yesterday, but was forced to turn back owing to the heavy sea outside. She hove to at the anchorage above the waterworks dock, but during the night she dragged her anchor and drifted down towards Point Frederick. The anchor became fast about one hundred yards from shore just in time to save the schooner from grounding on the shoal.

p.4 Through For The Season - The steamer Hero made her last daily trip up the bay today. She will make weekly trips between the city and Amherst Island until after Christmas. Her season has extended over nine months, was most successful and the longest the steamer has ever enjoyed. Yesterday morning in leaving Picton the steamer had to break her way through six miles of ice.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer Myles, which left port yesterday bound for Oswego, was obliged to run back during the evening owing to the heavy gale which prevailed.

The Atlantic transportation company has notified the Donnelly wrecking company that although two of the boats that were taken down the rapids to the Atlantic this fall went ashore, they are in good shape, and only two lives were lost.

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