The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1902

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Craig's wharf: steamer Lake Michigan up.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Maggie L., from bay ports, with grain.

The barge Burmah is loaded at Oswego with 1,700 tons of hard coal for Swift & Co.

Swift's wharf: steamer Petrel cleared with the schooner Neelon for Charlotte to load coal.

The new steamship building at Newcastle-on-Tyne for the M.T. company will be considerably larger than the Rosemount.

For the balance of the season the steamer Rosemount will trade between upper lake ports and Midland, on Georgian Bay.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Jamieson from Darlington, with 10,000 bushels of barley; tug Proctor cleared for Charlotte with two light barges.

It is not likely that the steamer Glengarry will engage in the upper lake trade again. She will be kept for work on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river.

Owing to her great length and the difficulty in getting her through the Welland canal, it is intended that next season the schooner Minnedosa will play between upper lake ports, not coming east of the Welland canal, but confining her trips between upper lake ports and Midland.

The steamer Bannockburn will winter here this season. Last season she wintered at Midland.

It is possible that Capt. Milligan, of the steamer Rosemount, will be promoted to the command of the new steamship building in England for the M.T. Co. In that event, Capt. George Wood, of the Bannockburn, will take command of the Rosemount, and Capt. J. Wood, of the Glengarry, take over the Bannockburn.

The schooners Minnedosa and Melrose are in Oswego loading coal. The first named goes to Brockville and the last named comes to this port for P. Walsh. They have been delayed in Oswego now for about ten days, at a great loss to the merchants who have them under charter. The Minnedosa is chartered at $50 a day and the Melrose $30. The Minnedosa was loaded too deep and rested on bottom; two tugs were engaged in an attempt to release her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1902