The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1899

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p.1 Steamer Princess Louise Ruined - St. John, Que., Nov. 17th - The steamer Princess Louise, which Capt. Naylor has been running between St. John and Lacolle for some time as a passenger and freight boat, was destroyed by fire near Lacolle.

The steamer Princess Louise was built here by Capt. Rothwell. She afterwards became the property of the Thousand Island steamboat company, running between Gananoque and Kingston. Last spring she was sold to an Ottawa syndicate. A couple of months ago she met with a mishap near Kingston Mills, but was repaired and taken east.



The schooner Fabiola cleared today for Charlotte.

The schooner Burton cleared today for Oswego.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared last night for Charlotte with lumber.

The S.S. Bannockburn makes two more trips from Fort William to Kingston.

The M.T. company is getting ready to do the winter repairing to its vessels.

The tugs Thomson and Active cleared last night with five grain-laden barges for Montreal.

The steamer Glengarry and Minnedosa will reach here in a couple of days on their last trip of the season.

The lake barges Winnipeg, Selkirk and Melrose of the M.T. company are now being placed in winter quarters.

The tug Active arrived from Prescott today and cleared for Charlotte to take the barge Dunmore in tow for this port.

The M.T. company's barges are very busy carrying cargoes of grain to Montreal, and will have all they can do till navigation closes. For some time past the company has been sending a tow down the river every day. Kingston is the only place where grain is actually moving now. At Prescott and other places the barges are all laid up.

The dredges Queen and Nipissing are doing good work, and Kingston marine men hope they will remain here next year. There is no place where dredging is more required than in this harbor when the enormous amount of trade done here is considered. The dredging of the Queen street slip has been completed, and the dredges are now working farther out.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 16th - Up: steamer Swallow, Toronto to Cleveland, light; steamer J.R. Langdon, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; steamer Rosemount, Kingston to Fort William, light.

Down: steamer Jessie Spaulding, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; schooner Augusta, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Colborne, Nov. 16th - Up: steamer James, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; steamer Swallow, Toronto to Cleveland, light; steamer Langdon, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo.

Down: steamer McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1899