The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1899

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p.1 Marine Express Boat - Ottawa, Nov. 9th - not another roller boat, launched by Graham Moon, 24' x 12' with four large wheels, four horsepower engine.



The schooner Lone Star cleared this morning, light, for Picton.

The tug Thomson arrived today from Charlotte with two barges, coal laden.

The schooner Maggie L., from bay ports, unloaded a cargo of grain at Richardsons' elevator.

The frame of the new steamer for the Rideau route will be put together in Davis' dry dock next week.

Davis & Sons have secured the contract to lengthen the steamer Constance at Gravenhurst next month.

The tug Reginald took three light barges to Oswego last night to load coal. The tug returned this morning with one barge laden.

The steamer James Swift did not leave for Ottawa at her usual time this morning on account of the heavy fog. She makes her last trip this week.

The steamer Varuna ran aground near Belleville yesterday on her trip from Trenton. She was released subsequently, and taken to Picton for repairs.

The fog horns at Nine Mile point could be heard very distinctly at an early hour this morning. They sounded almost continually. The fog has not been heavier for some time.

The steambarge Nipigon and consorts have approximately cleared $25,000 during the past season. She has been in the ore and lumber trade and has just discharged a cargo of Ogdensburg. The outfit goes to Duluth to lay up for the winter.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 8th - Up: steamer Governor Smith, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo.

Down: steamer Cuba, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo.

Port Colborne, Nov. 8th - Up: barge Minnedosa, Kingston to Fort William, light; steamer Nipigon and barges, Ogdensburg to Duluth, light.

Down: schooner Eliza Allen, Cleveland to Welland, wire; steamer Porto Rico, Toledo to New York; steamer Samoa, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Averill, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

p.6 Goderich Marine Notes - Nov. 7th - The Kalkaska, Chicago, Capt. H.S. Shackett, with 33,075 bushels of corn for Mooers' elevator, and consort Frijor, Capt. Emil Cristen, of same port, with 35,960 bushels of corn, came in Tuesday at Mooers' elevator. They left next day. The Singapore came in to her dock on Nov. 7th from Sarnia. Her owner, Capt. J.C. Sutherland, of this port, purchased her at Kingston last season for the lumber trade.


Wind Wafts.

The Calvin fleet of boats are laid up for want of something to do. There is not any grain moving, save that being carried in boats controlled by those who own the grain. The timber trade is also quiet. Likewise the ore trade.

Another iron steamship like the Bannockburn and Rosemount is to be ordered in Glasgow for Kingston and Fort William trade by the Montreal transportation company. What a fine thing it would be to build it here.

A prominent forwarding firm of this city complains of the relaxation of the coasting laws in favor of United States vessels during the balance of the season. They state that they have been endeavoring to secure freight for their vessels but have been unsuccessful.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1899