The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1886

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p.2 An Opposition Line - The Ontario & St. Lawrence Navigation Co. intend running their new iron steamers between Niagara and Montreal next season. The stock of the company is placed at $300,000, and the cost of the steamers at $270,000. These boats will run in opposition to the Royal Mail Line of steamers. The tide of summer travel to the St. Lawrence is rapidly increasing, and it is thought that the new line will be self-sustaining from the start. The projectors are: C.L. Stowell, director of International Railroad and Steamship Company, Florida; Charles A.L. Fisher, late of the Thousand Island and Montreal Steamboat Company; Frank L. Stowell, late of Kendall, Chamberlain & Co., New York; Geo. A. Buck, of Buck & Sanger, Rochester; Fred V. Price, president People's Insurance Company, New York; James B. Estes, late master of the steamers Ontario and Rothesay, Charlotte, N.Y.



The schrs. Julia and Bennett are loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Kate Eccles cleared for Oswego with lumber on Saturday evening.

The yacht Shoecraft, of Chaumont, is having a wheel put on her at Davis' shipyard.

The schrs. Nevada, Oliver Mitchell, and Nassau have been chartered to carry wheat from Chicago to Kingston.

Schr. E. Blake, Emerson, timber; steambarge Clinton and barges, Chicago, wheat; are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

The schr. F.J. King, with timber from Manistee, has reached Garden Island. The schooner has a very large cargo of longitudinal deals.

The steamers Spartan, Toronto; Corinthian, Persia and Canada, Montreal; Ocean, St. Catharines; Celtic, Hamilton; Norseman, Charlotte, called at Swift's yesterday.

Divers who have examined the hull of the steamer Passport report a hole on the port side about 3 1/2 ft. in length by 2 feet in breadth, fore and below the paddle wheel, where she had struck the pier. It will be several weeks yet before the vessel can be raised.

The Welland Canal will be deepened two feet before navigation season of 1887 has begun. Instead of dredging from the bottom of the canal the engineers are building the banks two feet higher. Vessels drawing fourteen feet can then pass through. Vessel men would like to have the depth increased two feet more.

Arrivals - prop. Clinton, Chicago, 16,500 bush.; schr. Grimsby, Chicago, 22,948 bush. corn; schr. Gibraltar, Chicago, 17,313 bush. wheat; prop. Canada, Duluth, 6,862 bush. wheat.

Cleared - schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, 60,000 feet lumber; schr. Kate Eccles, Oswego, 131,666 ft. lumber; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 12,000 feet lumber; canal boat E. Vickery, Storrington, Conn. 240 tons ashes.

A Run Down The River - excursions on steamers Maud and Hero described.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1886