The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Dec 1900

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Wreckage On The Beach.

[Oswego, N.Y., Palladium]

Wreckage of the Canadian schooner Picton, which foundered in the lake in August last, has been coming ashore at Sheldon's Point for the past few days. On Saturday, George Cauley, while walking along the beach, picked up a galley door with the name "Picton" written across it. Monday he found another door and the door casing thrown up by the waves in the same place on the beach. It is believed that the hull of the wrecked schooner is within a short distance of Sheldon's point and breaking up. No bodies have yet come ashore.

Appointed To Welland Canal - J.L. Weller, for twelve years resident engineer of the St. Lawrence canals at Cornwall, but for the last six months engineer-in-chief of the Port Colborne harbor improvements, has just received the appointment of chief engineer of the Welland canal, in the stead of W.G. Thompson, who has resigned. Mr. Weller will have his headquarters at St. Catharines.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - Many car loads of withes are being loaded by the steamer Johnston for Garden Island.

The contract for the two new steel barges for the M.T. company has not yet been awarded.

The steamer Pierrepont towed the schooner Grantham from the dry-dock wharf to the ferry railway wharf this morning.

The schooner Fleetwing was ready to leave Oswego today with a load of coal for Gananoque. On Dec. 17th, 1899, the schooner Queen of the Lakes brought a cargo of coal to Kingston from across the lake.



For Trade Between Duluth and Buffalo.

Minneapolis, Dec. 20th - Frank H. Peavey, the well known grain elevator capitalist, is organizing with a number of lake capitalists a steamship company to operate on the great lakes. Mr. Peavey admitted today that contracts have been closed for the construction of four large freighters at Cleveland, at a cost of a million and a half dollars. They will run between Duluth and Buffalo, carrying grain, ore and general freight.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Dec 1900