The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1899

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p.1 Capt. Donnelly was in Montreal last week superintending repairs to the steambarge Hebron, ashore some miles below Montreal. He was looking after the interests of the Western insurance company, holding a risk on the steamer.

The tug Petrel was floated out of the government dry dock yesterday and cleared for Collins Bay, where further improvements will be added before she will clear for the Gulf of St. Lawrence to participate in a wrecking job.

The steambarge Ringleader from Rideau canal ports to Alexandria Bay called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Alexandria from Charlotte called at Craig's wharf last night.



The barge Dandy received repairs in Davis' dry dock this morning.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts cleared this morning for Duluth.

The tug Active cleared today for Montreal with four grain laden barges.

Mr. Knopf, of Milton Island, will not have another yacht built here this fall.

Davis & Sons have commenced the framework of Capt. Noonan's new boat for the Rideau.

The schooner Falconer, from Charlotte, arrived yesterday with coal for the Rathbun company.

Mr. Nichol's steamyacht Castanet, of Howe Island, entered Davis' dry dock today for repairs.

The water in the harbor has fallen nearly six inches during the past week. It is very low at present.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: tug Maggie May and barge Dandy from Napanee with rye and wheat; sloops Madcap and Minnie from bay ports with wheat, peas and oats.

The water in the Rideau is much lower now than at this time last year. Six weeks ago it was higher than in August, 1898, but the continual drought lately has caused the water in the back lakes to dry up considerably.

Some months ago the steambarge Alberta foundered in the Bay of Quinte, abreast of Prinyer's cove. The hulk being old, her owners decided to abandon, but agreed to save the machinery, boiler and certain other equipment. For this purpose the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company was consulted and yesterday divers and a gang of workers were dispatched to the sunken steamer to remove these articles and take them to Deseronto.

p.3 To Maintain Lake Level - appointment of Joint Commission. [Montreal Herald]

p.5 Wages Were Tips They Got - L.W. Carter and John Mason, two waiters on the steamer Cambria, had George Palmer, chiefly interested in the ownership of the steamer Cambria, arraigned in the Toronto police court yesterday, claiming wages. It was shown that no wages were to be paid, that the waiters agreed to accept free passage and whatever tips they secure in lieu of wages. The case was dismissed.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1899