The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Dec 1899

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p.8 Incidents of the Day - The tug Johnston cleared this afternoon for Gananoque to bring up the schooner Queen of the Lakes, laden with grain for James Richardson & Sons.

Dec. 21, 1899

p.1 Big Loss of Brick - Windsor, Dec. 21st - The steambarge Owen was being unloaded of a cargo of brick for contractor Thompson, at Sandwich town dock yesterday when the dock suddenly gave way and fell into the river carrying with it 30,000 thousand bricks. The collapse was due to the fact that there was only a platform instead of a solid dock. The dock had not been finished.

p.2 A Busy Shipyard - The shipbuilding yard of Davis & Sons presents a very busy scene. There are thirty men employed at carpenter and machine work. The boiler for the new Rideau steamer is under construction, and it will be the largest water-tube boiler in Canada. Repairs are being made to the steamer James Swift which is lying at the wharf. Work on the new steamer is proceeding rapidly.

Dec. 22, 1899

p.1 The Body Found - A telegram received by Capt. Donnelly this morning from Port Colborne announced that the body of James Dougherty, of this city, drowned off steambarge Niagara, had been found. Instructions as to the disposal of the body were asked for.

p.3 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived from Gananoque yesterday with cargo of oats which will remain in the hold all winter.

Dec. 23, 1899


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Dec 1899