The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1900

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p.2 Laid Up at Oswego - The schooner Fleetwing, Capt. Shaw, has been forced to go into winter quarters at Oswego. She is coal laden, her cargo being consigned to a Gananoque dealer. The Fleetwing has been at Oswego for upwards of a week awaiting favorable weather, which did not come. Capt. Shaw got tired waiting and stripped the schooner where she lay, paying off the crew as soon as the work was accomplished. The crew returned to the city last evening.

p.4 A Kingston Man Drops Dead - Michael J. McFaul, engineer of the tug Rescue, dropped dead of heart failure on the boat at Deseronto, about 2:45 o'clock, on Thursday. Mr. McFaul was busily engaged putting machinery in shape for winter, and had not complained of feeling ill. It was a terrible shock to the men working with him, when they found him dead. Mr. McFaul's home was at 256 Barrie street, Kingston. He had been employed by the Deseronto navigation company for the past twenty-five years. His remains came here by the midnight train for burial. The deceased was aged about sixty three years, and leaves one son and one daughter. The son is at present absent at Cleveland, Ohio.

p.5 Holds the Record Still - The schooner Queen of the Lakes holds the record for crossing the lake at the latest period in December, in recent years. The schooner Fleetwing failed to get across yesterday; if she had, the Queen of the Lakes record would have been broken by three days.

Dec. 22, 1900

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont did not leave for the islands on her midday trip until half-past twelve o'clock, giving the islanders an extra hour in the city.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1900