The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1900

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The tug Hall arrived from Montreal, with four light barges.

The sloop Rover cleared for Rideau canal ports with a mixed cargo.

The steamer Aberdeen, Picton to Montreal, passed down this morning.

The schooner Suffel, from Charlotte, with coal, arrived at Swift's wharf.

Yesterday was the wildest day in the harbor this year. The sea ran very high.

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

The steamer Hero did not go to Picton yesterday afternoon on account of the heavy storm.

The M.T. company will have some of their barges caulked at the government dry-dock this fall.

The schooner St. Louis, from Toledo, with 23,000 bushels of wheat, discharged at Richardsons' elevator.

The schooner S.H. Dunn will enter Davis' dry-dock in a day or two to have some caulking done.

The tug Kate and three grain-laden barges cleared this morning from Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.

The steamer James Swift arrived this morning from Ottawa on her last trip of the year. She will now go into winter quarters.

The Rideau canals will be kept open this year later than for several years previous on account of the late winter. While the books have not yet been made up, the amount of traffic this year is expected to exceed that of last year by a good margin. At present the prospects are that the canal will be closed about the end of the present month.

The pilot of the steamer Monkshaven, loaded with steel rails for Bristol, England, the first shipment made by the Carnegie people from the lake Erie district, refused to take the vessel from Prescott to Montreal unless she was lightened to 11 feet 9 inches. In the last issue of the Marine Review, Thomas Monro, chief engineer of the Soulanges canal, states that "there is a good, practicable channel for vessels drawing 11 feet, between Kingston and Montreal, but pilots are very shy about taking the responsibility of a new river navigation where the draught has been increased from 9 feet to 11 feet." Speaking of the above, Capt. Donnelly says that for the good of the trade down the St. Lawrence the government should impress on the river pilots the safety of fourteen feet draught. Such cases as that of the steamer Monkshaven will have a tendency to frighten vessel owners from coming down this way with a twelve foot draught.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The Algoma steamship line has purchased the passenger steamer Ossifrage. This gives Algoma Central people two passenger steamers that will ply between the Soo and Michipicoten next season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1900