The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1891

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The prop. J.C. Ford is unloading wheat at Portsmouth.

The schrs. Annie Peterson and Marion, from Chicago with wheat, are expected here today.

The str. D.D. Calvin, with the schr. Valencia in tow, arrived at Garden Island today with timber from Toledo.

The strs. Spartan from Toronto, Passport from Montreal, and Rideau Belle, from Ottawa, called here today.

Clearances: schr. Acacia, Sodus Point, light; str. Rescue, Ogdensburg, 500 feet of lumber (sic); sloop Laura, Cape Vincent, cedar posts; scow Denver, Dexter, wood; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego, coal.

Arrivals: tug J.A. Walker and consorts Kildonan and Minnedosa, Port Arthur, wheat; tug Charley Ferris and three barges, Oswego, light; schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, coal.

The new whaleback steamer Wetmore is en route here with a cargo of wheat from West Superior. After lightering at Kingston she will proceed down the river St. Lawrence to the Atlantic, taking a load of freight from Montreal for Puget Sound.

The steel steamship Campana will make fortnightly sailings between Chicago and Kingston during the summer. The Campana is a fast twin screw boat, and carries 150 passengers. It is expected that she will get a big traffic bound for the St. Lawrence river summer resorts. Her first cargo of corn was chartered at 2 1/2 cents per lb.

Upon complaint of Joseph Garvey, fireman on the str. Rhoda Emily, the remainder of the crew were arrested in Ogdensburg. While the Emily lay at the Prescott dock, after receiving a free ration of whiskey, trouble followed and the steward hit the fireman with a cleaver, laying open his head, and who, but for the holding of the steward's arm by Engineer Wilcox, would have killed Garvey. The arrest of the crew was simply to get at the facts in the case. The steward, who committed the murderous act, has taken "leg bail" and is in Canada. Garvey lies at the city hospital in a critical condition. His skull is fractured.

Squabbling Aldermen - ....Ald. Polson presented the report of the water works department....There was a recommendation in it to rent the water works wharf to Breck & Booth for $50....Ald. Muckleston said that last year Breck & Booth piled wood on the wharf unknown to the committee. The firm had afterwards promised to remove the wood, but they did not do it.

Ald. Gaskin censured Ald. Muckleston for allowing the firm to use the wharf free last year, and Ald. Polson for allowing Folger Bros.' steamers to lay at the dock free of charge. Owners of wharves generally charge owners of boats $1 per day for tying boats up to them. Both aldermen, in his opinion, had made mistakes in reference to the wharf....(more on aldermen trying to score points over issue of this wharf.)


The Elegant New and Staunch Steamer


Capt. J.B. Estes

Commencing June 25th, will leave Rochester

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

on the following schedule:

Rochester (N.Y.C.) lv. 5:00 p.m.

Charlotte lv. 5:30

Sodus Point 8:00

Oswego 11:00

Kingston 5:15 a.m.

Clayton 7:00

Round Island 7:10 a.m.

Thousand Island Park 7:25

Alexandria Bay 8:10

Brockville 9:40

Ogdensburg Ar. 11:00


Leave Ogdensburg 2:30 p.m.

Brockville 3:40

Alexandria Bay 5:30

Thousand Island Park 6:15

Round Island 6:30

Clayton 6:45

Kingston 8:35

Oswego 12:40

Sodus Point 4:00

Charlotte Ar. 7:00

Rochester (N.Y.C.) 7:40

The steamer will not land at Thousand Island Park on Sundays.


At Kingston with Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company's steamers for Montreal, Kingston and Pembroke Ry. for Sharbot Lake and with Ferry steamers for Cape Vincent and Gananoque.

At Brockville with Grand Trunk Ry. and Canadian Pacific Ry., for all points in Canada.

At Ogdensburg with Central Vermont Ry. (O. & L.C. Division) for Paul Smith's and all points in the Adirondacks.

At Charlotte and Rochester with New York Central, West Shore, Lake Erie and Western, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh; Western New York and Pennsylvania, North Central and Lehigh Valley Railroads.

At Oswego with New York, Ontario and Western & Delaware, Lackawanna, Western and Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroads.

At Sodus Point with Northern Central Ry.

Special Day Trips

Every Monday from Charlotte at hours above scheduled. Returning, leaves Alexandria Bay, 9 p.m.; Kingston 12 midnight; Oswego, 5 a.m.; Sodus Point, 8 a.m.; Charlotte, 11 a.m.; Rochester, 11:40 a.m.

Through and local tickets can be purchased at the same price as at general office and information obtained by applying to

JAMES SWIFT & Co., St. Lawrence Wharf,

or CAPTAIN A. DUNLOP, Opera House Block.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1891