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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1899

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p.1 To Go Through Soulanges Canal - The first grain boat drawing over nine feet of water, the Toledo, is to pass through the Soulanges canal on Tuesday next for Montreal.



Ogdensburg Gentlemen May Buy Some Boats.

The Ogdensburg News says that a number of prominent gentlemen of that city are interested at present in an endeavor to form a stock company to take over the boats Mary, Wyandotte and America, which during the past summer have been carrying excursion parties on the Detroit river, and operate them on the St. Lawrence with headquarters in Ogdensburg.

The company if formed will be capitalized at $200,000 in one hundred dollar shares, and will run the boats in opposition to the Folger line.

The boats are of the most modern equipment and were built especially for excursion traffic. The Mary and the Wyandotte are river boats and the America a lake boat.

The intention would be to run the America between Charlotte and Ogdensburg and the other two to Thousand Island points.

A New Pier For Toronto.

An important deal has been completed between the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, and W. & R. Freeland, owners of the Yonge street wharf. The company has secured the premises for a term of three years. Other vessels using the wharf heretofore will continue to do so. A new pier is to be erected from Scott street to be known as pier 22, where the new palace steamer Toronto will be berthed. It is to be 300 feet long, and will be fitted with waiting rooms, ticket office, and every accommodation. Peter McIntyre has been appointed general freight agent for the company and manager of the wharf.

Marine Items.

The tug Edmond and sloop Bedford, grain laden, cleared for Bedford Mills today.

The tug Shickluna cleared from Richardsons' elevator today with one grain-laden barge for Montreal.

The schooner Ballou and sloop Dandy, from bay ports, discharged cargoes of grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat, were expected at the M.T. company's elevator today.

Hamilton Spectator: R.O. & A.B. Mackay say they have nothing to do with the proposed refitting of the propeller Tilley. The vessel passed out of their hands to the insurance companies, and has been bought by a speculator for $9,000. The new owner talks of fixing her up at a Toronto shipyard.



Chicago, Nov. 3rd - The north-east gale which has been raging for over forty-eight hours and brought the first snow of the season to this locality still sticks. The following named vessels were reported as being in trouble at various points: schooner William H. Dunham, ashore near St. Joseph, Mich.; steamer, name not known, ashore on Tin shoals; schooner Kate Lyons, stranded near Cat Head; schooner Elgin, put in at Milwaukee leaking badly.

Over 240 boats have been reported in shelter during the last two days, which makes an unusually large list. The schooner-rigged yacht Chiquata, with a dead man, supposed to be D.S. May, the owner and captain, lashed to the rigging, went ashore in the gale three miles east of Miller Station, Ind. It is believed that all the crew and passengers have perished.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1899