The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1900

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The Canadian canals closed today.

The tugs Nellie Reid and Hector have been laid up in Richardsons' slip.

The M.T. company fleet has nearly all arrived here to go into winter quarters

The steamer Pierrepont had a large load of freight from Gananoque this morning.

The steamer Algonquin arrived at Richardsons' elevator to-day from Toronto with grain.

The steamer Cuba has arrived from Montreal at Craig's wharf. She will make Kingston her winter quarters.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount, from Fort William, with 75,000 bushels of wheat; tugs Thomson and Hall, from Montreal, with nine light barges.

The barge Augusta, at Garden Island with coal for the locomotive works, will be towed over this evening by the tug Chieftain. The unloading of the steamer Bothnia will be completed to-day.

Carpenters started to work yesterday in the ship yard at Portsmouth getting the ways ready on which to haul out four or five barges of the C.A.T. line. During the winter at least 25 ship-carpenters will find employment in this yard repairing the barges.

p.5 An Enthusiastic Meeting - of the Kingston Ice Yacht Club - B.W. Folger, jr., elected commodore.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamers of the Canada Atlantic transit company will be tied up at Chicago, Buffalo, and Depot harbor.

The steamer Pierrepont was busy this afternoon breaking ice about Cataraqui bridge. The gunboat can do any old thing.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1900