The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1899

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p.1 Kingston Historical Society - a talk given on "Early Voyages On the Upper St. Lawrence" - about French explorers and Jesuits.

p.5 Thousand Island Park, Nov. 13th - ....The steambarge Coaster is busily engaged in carrying hay from Fisher's Landing to Ogdensburg....


Marine Notes.

The tug Nellie Reid and two barges cleared for Montreal today.

The S.S. Rosemount cleared today for Erie to load coal for Fort William.

The schooner Dunmore cleared for Charlotte to load coal for the M.T. company.

The tug Active arrived with five light barges from Montreal and cleared again with four grain-laden barges.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooners Two Brothers and Ballou, from bay ports, with grain; schooner Olive Mowat, from Toronto with 12,000 bushels of barley.

Nov. 16, 1899

p.4 Very Busy Season - steamer Hero carrying large amounts of freight.


A Steamer Sinks.

Chicago, Nov. 16th - The steamer Conestoga, of the Anchor line, sank at the mouth of the harbor early this morning. The steamer, which was bound in to Chicago from Buffalo in the dense fog that hung over Lake Michigan ran into the half-way crib, a mile and a half out from the harbor entrance, and a great hole was stove in her bow. She managed to reach the mouth of the harbor.

Incidents of the Day.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba and Iona and steambarge Water Lily from Montreal; steamer Persia, from St. Catharines.

The Picton Gazette says A.W. Hepburn has added another vessel to his fleet, having purchased the steambarge Porter, disabled below Quebec. This vessel is rated at 1,000 tons capacity. She has been hauled out at Point Levis, opposite Quebec, where she will be temporarily repaired, and brought to Picton to be thorougly overhauled.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1899