The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1891

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The scow Jessie is unloading sand at Gunn's.

The schr. Keewatin cleared light for Port Dalhousie.

The schr. Maggie L. is unloading grain at Richardson's elevator.

The str. Kathleen will not leave until Saturday for Georgian Bay.

The schrs. Falconer, White Oak and Delaware arrived today from Oswego, with coal.

Capt. J. Martin left this week for Ogdensburg, where he will superintend the fitting out of the tug Myra.

The Nile and barges left last night for Deseronto. They return tomorrow and proceed to Ottawa with lumber.

The prop. Glengarry, with consorts Gaskin and Glenora, left light for Port Arthur last night, to load grain for Kingston.

Duluth and Port Arthur harbors have just been cleared of ice by a northwesterly gale. The opening is earlier than usual.

The construction of the gate chamber on the east side of the mouth of the dry dock is now going on and the crib work for the wing docks will be completed in a week.

It is reported that the U.S. government will not put a revenue cutter on the St. Lawrence this season. The Bibb will be laid up at Ogdensburg during the summer.

Today Capt. Nicholson left for Toronto, where he will superintend the fitting out of the steamer Eurydice, which will run between Port Hope, Cobourg and Charlotte until the steamer North King is ready for service.

The schooner Jennie Matthews unloaded grain for E.A. Hurlbut at Ogdensburg elevator, and was the first grain vessel to come through the canal. For eight consecutive years now, the first vessel with grain to pass through the Welland canal has been one chartered by Mr. Hurlbut.

Messrs. A.W. Hepburn, Picton; W.H. Biggar, Belleville, E.B. Smith, P.F. McCuaig, Picton; and R.R. Hepburn, Toronto, have applied to the dominion government for letters patent incorporating them as the Ontario and Quebec navigation company. The purposes for which incorporation is sought are navigating steamboats and the conveying of freight as well as passengers between such ports as may seem expedient. The place of business of the company will be Picton. The capital stock of the company is $150,000 and the number of shares will be 1,500.

The tug Olivia Gordon arrived this morning from Belleville with two scow loads of stone for the dry dock. The first shipment of the session.

The schr. Eliza Fisher arrived from Oswego today with coal.

The schr. A.J. Rogers is unloading coal at the drydock.

The str. Persia, J.H. Scott, master, will leave Kingston, Tuesday, May 5th, at 1 p.m. for Montreal and way ports. After above date will leave for Montreal at 8 o'clock Wednesday mornings, and for Toronto and St. Catharines at 5 o'clock Sunday mornings. Jas. Swift & Co. agents.

p.4 Collision On The River - Port Huron, April 27th - The schooner Samana, in sailing up the river, collided with the steamer C.H. Green, at Port Huron. The Samana lost all of her head gear and about twenty feet of her rail on the port side. Damages to the Samana are about $500 and to the Green about $200.

To Do The Very Best.

A Clayton exchange says the Thousand Island and St. Lawrence steamboat company is making more extensive preparations than ever before to meet the demand of the summer tourists, and will have ten steamers on the line. Capt. Estes will again be in command of the commodious steamer St. Lawrence, while Capt. Miller will command the Islander, Capt. Kendall the Jessie Bain, Capt. Charlebo the Maynard, Capt. Hinckley the Maud, Capt. Allen the Pierrepont, Capt. Rothwell the Princess Louise and Capt. Rattray the Junita. All the steamers have been put in excellent repair, and Manager Folger is authority for the assertion that the company will maintain the reputation this season it has already established of running the neatest cared for and best equipped boats on the river. The excellent service of the past between Kingston and Cape Vincent and also between Cape Vincent, Clayton and Alexandria Bay, will be improved upon, if that is possible. The position of superintendent of transportation, made vacant by the resignation of Capt. Beaupre, will be filled by Howard S. Folger, who last season acted as purser of the St. Lawrence.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1891