The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1900

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p.1 A Tug In Trouble - Selkirk, Ont., Oct. 22nd - The steam tug Comet ran on a reef two miles off Hover's Point, near Selkirk, yesterday. The boat is from Tonawanda, bound for Parry Sound, where she was sold to a rafting company. Capt. Brennan and two engineers were in charge. No lives were lost.

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The steamer Alexandria from Brighton called at Craig's wharf last night.

The schooner Suffel, from Toronto, discharged 8,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company elevator to-day.

At Swift's wharf: Steamers Swift, from Ottawa; Algerian, from Montreal tonight; Hamilton from Hamilton.

It is said that a Kingston man will build a steamer here this winter to be used for ferry purposes down the river.

At Richardsons's elevator: Katie Eccles and Macdonald, and sloops Granger and Idlewild, from bay ports.

The schooner Fabiola was only classed in Lloyds at B1 1/2. This classing would not give the vessel any insurance nor would insurance be taken on the cargo.

The steamer Bothnia arrived last night at Garden Island from Oswego, light. This is her last trip, and she will at once go into winter quarters at the island.

Davis & Sons, shipbuilders, have secured a contract to build for George B. Forman, Buffalo, N.Y., a forty foot steam yacht with triple expansion engine, water tube boiler and with all the most modern fittings. The cost will be $3,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1900