The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1902

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p.1 An Unfortunate Bridge - Belleville, Ont., Sept. 29th - The bridge which connects this city with the county of Prince Edward has been unfortunate this summer. Not long ago the steamer Corsican knocked one of the spans off, causing about $6,000 damage, and Friday night the steam barge Owen, of Kingston, ran into the swing, and damaged it considerably, though not enough to stop traffic.

p.2 Capt. Clancy should form an expedition and recover coal from sunken vessels in the neighborhood of this port. There's money in the scheme.


Craig's wharf: steamers Lake Michigan up; Alexandria down.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Montreal tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge John Milne from Gananoque; schooner Highland Beauty from bay ports.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson, Charlotte to Montreal with two barges, coal laden; steambarge Hinckley from Detroit with rye.

The steamer Bothnia is at Montreal with a cargo of damaged grain, which she carried from upper lake ports. The Bothnia was engaged all summer in the coal and timber trade, and was put into the grain trade this fall. Arriving at Montreal her cargo was found to be damaged. The grain was surrendered to the insurance underwriters, who, after a survey, disclaimed all liability and the loss, $7,000, will fall upon the owners of the steamer.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - Davis & Son received an order yesterday from J. Fenton Taylor, New York City, for a fifty-foot half cabin launch. They have sold the launch, now building to Reuben Miller, Pittsburg, to be used on the Muskoka Lakes. There are four other gentlemen negotiating for launches. Indications are good for a busy winter.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1902