The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1900

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The steamer James Swift had a good season for freight this year.

The steambarge Waterlily, Picton to Montreal, passed down this morning.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: sloops Monitor, Idlewild, Granger, Minnie, from bay ports; schooner St. Louis cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Hamilton arrived at Swift's wharf this morning. She was due yesterday afternoon, but laid over at Picton on account of the storm.

William Lesslie left on Monday for the old country to settle matters in connection with the raising of the steamer Scottish King, which has arrived there.

George Plunkett, Cobourg, has purchased the schooner Kate, of Picton. The Kate is 200 tons burden, and will be employed in the grain trade almost exclusively.

The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, has awarded to the Bertram company, Toronto, the contract for a new steamer for the route between Montreal and Quebec.

Capt. James McMaugh, of the S.S. Algonquin, which unloaded grain here today, says that there is a lot of grain at Duluth. More of it is going by Buffalo instead of this route at present.

Arrivals at the M.T. company's elevator: steamer Algonquin, from Fort William, with 65,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Rosemount, from Fort William, with 61,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Glengarry from Oswego, with two coal-laden barges.

The steamer Pierrepont came into port this morning from Wolfe Island, looking like an immigrants' transport. Piles of household effects, waggons, hay, etc. were in the bow. Some island people were going to the shanties and mines in the district for the winter.

The barges Belle and Dorchester, in tow of the tug Thomson, went ashore on the south shore of Amherst island last evening. The barges were loaded with coal from Oswego and got caught in the snow storm. Capt. James Murray was in charge of the Thomson. The steamer Glengarry and tug Active went up to-day to relieve the barges. It is not thought that the damage will be serious.

p.6 The steam barge King Ben arrived today from Montreal with a mixed cargo.

Disaster To A Vessel - It was reported this afternoon that the schooner Two Brothers, sailed by Capt. Matthew Patterson, of this city, had foundered yesterday or Monday in the big gale, between Charlotte and Sodus, and that the crew were all drowned. A message to this effect reached here this morning. The Two Brothers left Richardsons' elevator wharf last Friday with a cargo of stone for Sodus. She had a crew of four.

Barges Taken Off - The barges in tow of the tug Thomson, ashore on Amherst Island, were pulled off by the tug Hall, and arrived at the M.T. company wharf at four o'clock this afternoon. The damage is slight.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1900