The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1900

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The steamer Glengarry has made the last trip of the season.

The sloop Volunteer cleared today for Cape Vincent with lumber.

The M.T. company's fleet will soon all be placed in winter quarters.

Another tow of Canada Atlantic railway barges arrived at Portsmouth yesterday.

The steambarge Waterlily, Picton to Montreal, with apples, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The schooner Laura D. and sloop Minnie unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The schooner Acacia cleared today for Waupoose to go into winter quarters, after a successful season.

The S.S. Bannockburn will arrive at the M.T. company's elevator this evening from Fort William with 65,000 bushels of wheat. After discharging the Bannockburn will be laid up here.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived at Folger's wharf this morning from Oswego with coal for Campbell's mill.

The steamer India and consort Ceylon arrived at Deseronto to-day with iron ore from Lake Superior. After discharging they will proceed to Garden Island to lay up.

Capt. Scott's Story - Capt. J.H. Scott, Kingston, master of the steamer Persia, burned at Toronto last week, writes to the Toronto World, giving his version of the fire. The crew, he says, lost little, as they were at the time dressed in their best. He tells how he let the steamer's tail out from the wharf to avoid setting fire to the warehouse. The captain got the stewardess out on the wharf, through the fire and smoke. The chief engineer, purser, stewardess, and himself were the only parties who lost clothes worth speaking about.

p.3 Kingston Yacht Club - A meeting of the Kingston yacht club was held last night to finish up the season's work. The yachtsmen were highly satisfied with the programme of events held during the summer, keen rivalry having existed among the yachts. The prizes were presented to the winners. Thomas McAuley, who has given assistance many times to the yachtsmen, was presented with an ensign in recognition of his kindly service.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Jamieson from Port Hope, with wheat, arrived at the malt house today.

The steamer Bothnia is at Booth & Co.'s coal yard unloading. She will go into winter quarters at once.

The steamer Governor Smith, with 60,000 bushels corn, is at Prescott elevator, the last boat to arrive for the season. Tomorrow the H.R. James is due at Ogdensburg. She will close the season of navigation for the St. Lawrence

Dec. 5, 1900

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hero makes her last trip to Picton next Saturday. During the remainder of the month she will run each Saturday to Amherst Island.

The steamer Algonquin will arrive at Richardsons' elevator tomorrow with a large cargo of corn from Toledo. The Algonquin was to have laid up at Toronto last week, but her owners decided to make another trip.

p.3 Collins Bay, Dec. 3rd - Mr. Rourke, keeper of the lighthouse of the Brothers, was drowned while crossing over to Stella. The boats belonging to Mr. Leslie are laid up here for the winter.

p.8 The S.S. Bannockburn arrived at the M.T. company wharf this morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1900