The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1899

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The S.S. Bannockburn did not arrive from Fort William until this afternoon. She had 71,000 bushels of wheat.

This winter the steamer Hamilton is to have feather paddles put on which it is expected will add some knots to her speed.

Repairs to the government dredge Queen have been completed, and the dredge has gone into winter quarters at Crawford's wharf.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Arabian, Fort William, is at the Mooers' company elevator with 45,000 bushels of wheat.

H.S. Folger's new ice yacht Snow Cloud will be here by the latter part of this week.

The steamer India and consort Augustus left Brockville today for Charlotte, light, to load coal for the first named place. It will be the last trip of the season of this tow.

The schooner Tradewind is going into winter quarters at Craig's wharf. She has a load of coal for Toronto, but had to run into this port on account of contrary winds.

It is said there are 45 ice yachts owned at Cape Vincent.

The steamer Orion is at Buffalo unloading a lumber cargo. In the event of a cargo being obtained for this port the Orion will come right through and go into winter quarters at Collins Bay.

Capt. James Allen has sold his ice yacht Esquimaux to a Toronto party and has already shipped it to its destination. Capt. Allen will build a new yacht.

There is a rumor current that the Montreal transportation company will purchase the Mooers' company elevator. The elevator of the Montreal transportation company has not sufficient capacity for the company's grain trade.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1899