The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1905

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p.1 Had Very Severe Trip - A Fort William despatch says the steamers John M. Nicol and Matthews, which arrived here yesterday, from Sault Ste. Marie, were covered in ice. The steamers were seventy hours coming up Lake Superior and the captains state that it was the worst trip they had made for many years. When they left White Fish Point a large fleet of vessels was sheltered there, which did not dare to venture out into Lake Superior.



M.T. company elevator: steamer Donnaconna from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat.

Space has been chartered in vessels to carry wheat from Port Arthur to Kingston at 8 cents per bushel.

Craig's wharf: steamer Niagara up yesterday; steamer Alexandria due up tonight; propeller Persia down this morning.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company directors have given out a contract for a new boat, to be used on the Lachine Rapids route to the Canadian Shipbuilding company, Toronto.

Swift's wharf: propeller A.E. Ames from Fort William with cargo of flour; steamer Picton down yesterday on her last trip; returning to Toronto she will lie up for the winter; steamer Aletha, bay ports.

The schooner Oliver Mowat cleared early this morning for Toronto. Capt. Robinson endeavored to sell his coal cargo to local firms, as he didn't care to risk a trip up the lake, the Mowat leaking somewhat. The coal, however, was of a size that none of the local dealers wanted.

p.8 The Rate Reduced - Toronto, Nov. 17th - Owing to the competition of boats, previously on the Montreal route, now running to Georgian Bay ports, the rate on grain has been reduced from five to four cents.

Tug Foundered At Belleville - Nov. 15th - A steam tug belonging to the Rathbun company, Deseronto, sank in fifteen feet of water opposite this city last night. The vessel was engaged gathering loose logs when struck by the gale, and foundered. The crew of six had a hard time reaching shore, but succeeded when nearly exhausted. Efforts will be made to raise the sunken boat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1905