The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1890

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The schr. B.W. Folger is unloading coal at Swifts.

Clearances: tug Col. By and 2 barges, Cape Vincent, railroad iron.

The str. Island Queen has left Brockville to go into winter quarters at Rockport.

The tug Thompson and 4 barges with coal arrived from Fairhaven last night.

The barge William is loading 150 tons of phosphate at Richardson's for Montreal.

Arrivals: str. Corsican, Alexandria Bay; schr. B.W. Folger, Fairhaven, coal.

The 19th raft left Garden Island yesterday for Quebec. It contained 6 drams.

The tugs Hall and Glide with 4 barges each loaded with grain, left for Montreal last night.

The strs. Maynard and St. Lawrence are being made ready for winter. They will be quartered here.

Capt. Garratt says the str. Spartan will be off his hands about the end of the week. He has had a most successful season and entirely free from accidents.

The str. Armstrong, raised from the bottom of the river last summer, and now undergoing repairs at Ogdensburg, will not be ready for the winter service until about Dec. 1st.

The str. St. Lawrence goes into winter quarters today. She is probably the hardest worked steamer on the inland waters and carries the largest number of passengers. She made, on her regular trips, 84 stops per day and made this creditable record for the entire season not laying up once. She has not missed a train, disappointed a passenger, cancelled an engagement, detained for an hour, or cost $1 for repairs during the season. The St. Lawrence and other steamboats of the Thousand Island steamboat company will winter at Carleton Island.

The Last of the Season - details of last trip of St. Lawrence down the river.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1890