The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1900

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p.1 Found Drowned - ....Capt. Henry Smith, of the schooner Ballou, which left port this afternoon, knew the drowned man well. About the 19th inst., the Ballou was unloading grain at Trenton for Richardson Bros., and Mitchell assisted in the work. He has been accustomed to do this for some time......The drowned man was a ship carpenter and corker, and had frequently been employed by Davis & Sons, Capt. Gaskin and at Portsmouth. He was of an unsettled disposition, and would not remain long in one place. Mitchell was a man about fifty-five years of age. He was a brother of the late Peter Mitchell, who at one time conducted a shipyard at Portsmouth. He has no relatives in the city, so far as can be learned.



The sloop Monitor cleared to-day for Bath with lumber.

The steamer Persia, from Toronto, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Toronto was at Swift's wharf to-day, on both down and up trips.

The sloop Minnie, from Howe Island, with grain, arrived at Richardsons' elevator to-day.

The steambarge Nicholls arrived at Crawford's wharf this morning from Dexter, N.Y., light.

The schooner Maggie L., from bay ports, unloaded oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Glengarry and two barges, coal laden, arrived at the M.T. company wharf this morning.

The steam yachts Jessie N. and Mascot, from Alexandria Bay, with a house boat in tow, went up the Rideau this morning with a party of New Yorkers.

Going Up the Rideau - This is the season of the year when hunting and fishing on the Rideau lakes is at its best. Numerous parties are finding their way up the lakes, and each day sees the numbers increase.

J.J. Rafferty, who owns Isle Imperial, opposite Alexandria Bay, was in the city this morning with a party. With a house boat and two yachts they proceeded up the Rideau, to spend five weeks on Benson's Lake.

The steam yacht Wanda went up the Rideau yesterday, having on board Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Martin, Rochester, N.Y., who will spend a week among the lakes and islands.

p.5 Pier Around The Lighthouse - W. Fraser, government engineer, Ottawa, is in the city. He will superintend some work to be done at the Snake Island lighthouse, four miles west of Kingston. When the lighthouse was built last winter, loose boulders were put around it as a protection from the ice. Last winter's ice, and the storms this season have worked these boulders away. Now the marine department find it necessary to build a concrete pier around the lighthouse. The steambarge King Ben went up this afternoon with material for construction. The work will occupy about two weeks.

p.6 Carrying Trains - Toronto, Sept. 26th - A despatch from Chicago says: Two boats left South Chicago yesterday with more than two complete railway trains for cargoes. The boats are car-ferry barges No. 1 and No. 2, of the Lake Michigan car-ferry transportation company. The barges will have on them two complete locomotives set up and ready for running, forty freight cars of flat variety and two passenger coaches. They are bound for the harbor at Michipicoten, and will be used on the Algoma Central railway.....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1900