The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1899

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The tug Active arrived today with four light barges from Montreal.

The tug Thomson arrived from Oswego last night with one barge, coal laden, and proceeded to Montreal.

Yesterday the last tow of grain barges for this season went to Montreal from the M.T. company's elevator.

A number of the Montreal transportation company's barges arrived today from Coteau, and will go into winter quarters at Portsmouth.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, from Fort William, will arrive at the M.T. company tonight, with 95,000 bushels of grain.


Partly Destroyed By Fire.

Amherstburg, Nov. 25th - The steamer Imperial, running between Windsor, Amherstburg and Pelee Island, and owned by Walker & Son, was partly destroyed by fire about 6:30 o'clock this morning while lying at the dock here.

While the crew were at breakfast the watchman reported smoke in the engine room. Before the crew could do anything the flames burst out, and within a few minutes the upper works were ablaze.

The vessel was loaded down with a cargo of potatoes and fish from Pelee Island. The tug Home Rule with a small hose kept the fire from spreading until the fire department arrived, when the flames were promptly extinguished.

The upper cabin is the only portion of the vessel which suffered by fire but the cargo was partly destroyed by water. The steamer has been towed to Windsor. There is $7,500 insurance on the boat; none on the cargo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1899