The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1891

Full Text



The barge Eagle is on the ways at Davis' shipyard.

The schr. Gearing was burned at Picton last night.

The str. John Haggart will be docked tonight for repairs to her wheel.

The prop. Alma Monro lightened 8,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago yesterday and proceeded to Montreal.

On Saturday the Hero ran into the dock east of the steamboat dock, Deseronto, fortunately without damage to the vessel, though a big hole was made in the dock.

Clearances: tug Thompson and four barges, Oswego, light; tug Hall and three barges, Montreal, grain; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and three barges, Oswego, coal; tug Hall and five barges, Montreal, light; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, coal; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, 608 tons coal; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light.

The new excursion boat Belmont ran her first excursion from Ogdensburg to Gananoque yesterday. There was a fairly good crowd on board. She was in command of Capt. Cameron, formerly on the str. Rothesay.

Off For The Regatta - Yesterday the sailing yacht Gracie cleared for Hamilton in charge of Mr. Campbell. He will enter the yacht races under the auspices of the Lake yacht racing association.

To Do Lively Work - The steamer St. Lawrence has begun with a new scheme that must, of course, bring some changes relative to the running of this deerhound on the direct Clayton Alexandria Bay route. Every day, leaving Alexandria Bay at twelve and Clayton at one, she starts on a fifty mile cruise among the islands, and has a special feature in the shape of a recherche luncheon served on board. The plan is that of Howard S. Folger, superintendent of the line. The stewardship is vested in E. Fisk, on whom the responsibilities of that excellent luncheon rests with "becoming grace."

p.4 Running Through The Gale - Old seamen at Charlotte made the remark that the North King was a remarkably staunch steamer, and the captain and his crew were heroes to brave such a storm, (that of Wednesday, July 1st,) but they did nevertheless and came out of it with "swimming colors." Too much praise cannot be showered upon Capt. Nicholson for the masterly way in which he guided his steamer in such a fierce and rough passage, and he deserves the proud title of being one of the ablest captains that sail the blue waters of Lake Ontario. [Cobourg World]

Coming Up The River - Lady Aberdeen's sketch of a visit to the islands and Kingston - on str. Corsican. (1/2 column)

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
11 Jul 1891
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1891