The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1889

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The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal yesterday and proceeded to Oswego with four barges to load coal.

The schr. E. White, unloading coal at the K. & P. dock, has been chartered to take ties to Oswego from here.

It is said that the str. Rothesay will discontinue her excursions. The Rothesay is about the oldest boat on the river, and the fear relative to the Rothesay's condition has arisen from the fate of the Armstrong.

The following boats called at Swift's since Saturday: Corsican from Toronto; Passport and Persia from Montreal; Ocean from St. Catharines; Norseman from Charlotte; Varuna from Thousand Island Park.

Arrivals: steamer Rosedale, Fort William, 37,230 bush. corn; steamer Cuba, Chicago, 9,040 bush. corn; Celtic, Chicago, 7,000 bush. corn; steamer Rhoda Emily, Chicago, 27,000 bush. corn; schr. Oliver Mowat, Cleveland, 550 tons coal; schr. Eliza Allen, Charlotte, 250 tons coal.

Last evening E.R. Holden's steamyacht met with an accident while at his private dock at Thousand Island Park. A part of the machinery of the boiler gave out throwing the fire into the boat. The engineer and captain were the only persons on board. They were not injured. If the accident had happened on the river lives would have been lost.

A Run Down The River - Saturday afternoon the str. Islander took a fair crowd down the river at 2 p.m. The str. Maud at 5 o'clock had a small crowd. The weather during the afternoon had the appearance of rain and this caused the small crowds on both boats. The sail was all that could be desired. After leaving the Thousand Island park the scenery was beautiful. Every island was covered with lights of different colours. The Round Island hotel, Thousand Island house and the Crossman house at Alexandria Bay were charmingly decorated. As the str. St. Lawrence was passing the Maud she threw her search light on the passengers of the latter. There was at once a general change of position among the passengers on the Maud. A prominent citizen stated on the boat that a black coat sleeve around a white waist could be seen at a distance of thirty miles. A young lady was also heard to say as the St. Lawrence was passing: "A law should be passed against having the search light thrown on any passing steamer." No doubt it is a great inconvenience to some.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1889