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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1891

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Rochester and 1,000 Islands Route.

The Magnificent New Lake Steamer


C.H. Nicholson, Master,

Commences her regular weekly trips to Alexandria Bay and return on Sunday, 12th July, at 9 a.m. Tickets 50 cents. For Charlotte (Port of Rochester) same day, 7 p.m., via Bay of Quinte, calling at Deseronto and Belleville, arriving at 7 a.m. the following morning. Tickets $2.50; return $3.

During the week the North King leaves Port Hope daily (Sundays excepted) on arrival of G.T.R. train leaving here 5:10 a.m.


Ticket Agent Ticket Agent.


The schr. Annie Falconer will be docked at Portsmouth to be caulked.

The str. Islander began her regular trips between Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay today.

The tug G.F. Dunbar, of St. Catharines, arrived here last night and left today for Cornwall.

The str. Campana arrived here yesterday on her second trip from Chicago with fifty passengers.

The steamers Ford, Marion and Argonaut have cleared for Buffalo to load coal for Chicago at 60 cents per ton.

The prop. Michigan arrived at Hamilton from Kingston after a stormy passage of twenty-nine hours up the lake.

The str. Traveller left here today with one dram of timber from the Collins Bay rafting company for Quebec.

The steam barge Nile and barge Isis, which were wind bound here on Saturday and Sunday, left today for Deseronto with lumber from Ottawa.

J.K. Ward arrived from Ottawa with three barges laden with lumber for Oswego. The barges cleared for that port in tow of the tug C. Ferris.

The new lake tug Edward Gillen, Buffalo to Racine, light, was obliged to put into Port Colborne yesterday morning for shelter on account of the fierce gale blowing.

Four hours and five minutes was the run the new steamer North King made on Friday from Cobourg to Charlotte. After the roughness of the new machinery is overcome the officers claim it will not trouble this boat to keep pace at least with any of the lake boats.

A Very Fine Steamer.

The spacious accommodations and superb fittings of the steamer Bon Voyage are the occasion of many complimentary remarks from mariners who have seen her since she began her calls at this port. She is constructed of the finest oak timber, 170 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 10 feet deep, and her hull is strenghened by steel arches. There are 50 staterooms and ample accommodation in the grand saloon for 50 people, as well as spacious promenade decks. The boat is elegantly lighted by a Fisher electric light plant, the dynamo of which is operated by an independent engine. Seventy five 16 candle power lights are distributed throughout the boat. Her officers are: Captain, J.B. Estes; first mate, F.H. Turgant; chief engineer, David Wilson; steward, George H. Blair; manager, R.T. Rogers; treasurer, J.G. Schwendler.

The Mishap To The Ocean.

The work of raising the steamer Ocean was begun Sunday. A force of about thirty men with tugs and lighters and a diver started for the scene of the wreck on Saturday. The lighter was run alongside, and as much of the cargo removed as could be conveniently reached. Then the divers made an examination, but were unable to ascertain the exact nature or extent of the damage owing to the position in which the vessel was lying. It is thought, however, that no great harm has been done, as she is lying on a sandy bottom and did not pound at all. It is expected that she will be floated soon, when she will be taken either to Port Dalhousie or Toronto for repairs.

General Paragraphs.

The steam yacht Naiad called here this afternoon.

Clearances: props. Argonaut and Algonquin, Buffalo, light; tug Hall and four barges; tug Thompson and five barges, Montreal, grain; prop. J.C. Ford, Buffalo, light.

Arrivals: tug Edmond and two barges, Rideau canal points, cordwood; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, coal; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, 178 tons coal; schr. Ella Murton, Charlotte, 540 tons coal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1891