The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1891

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p.1 A Steamer Has Been Secured - The steam yacht Swan, of Montreal, has been purchased by Capt. T.J. Craig, who will carry excursion parties between the city and Long Island Park. She is sixty feet long and will carry sixty passengers.

A Fine Sunday Run - The steamer North King brought 175 passengers from Rochester on Saturday, leaving them at Port Hope, Belleville, Kingston and river points. About 100 Kingstonians went down the river on the staunch craft yesterday, escaping the heat of the city. Things were very lively at Alexandria Bay and among the islands. The improvements to the North King have made her an admirable craft. Capt. Nicholson and his staff are attentive and obliging. Mr. Stevenson, whose reputation as a steward is well known, served meals in his usual first-class style. The steamer Maud went down at ten o'clock yesterday with a fine passenger list. The officers cared for the people with all the courtesy possible. The route was one of the finest that could be taken down the north channel through the Canadian islands to Alexandria Bay and up the United States channel. Another party went down by the Islander in the afternoon changing to the Maud at Alexandria Bay, having a delightful sail. Each party was as decorous as a Sunday school.


The schr. B.W. Folger cleared light for Oswego.

The steam yacht Swan called here this morning.

The M.T. company's barge Acadia is on Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The big lake steamer Pearl carried 1,300 excursionists from Buffalo to Port Colborne, yesterday.

The str. Lora will go on the Rochester-Alexandria Bay route this week, calling at Kingston three times a week.

The str. John Haggart had her wheel repaired, Saturday night, on Davis' dry dock and left on her regular trip this morning.

Clearances: str. Rosedale, Portsmouth, light; tug Thompson and six barges, Montreal, grain; tug Charley Ferris and barges, Oswego, lumber; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light.

Arrivals: str. Rosedale, Chicago, 45,668 bushels corn and 15,297 bushels wheat; tug Bronson and six barges, Montreal, light; tug Thompson and three barges, Oswego, coal; schr. Ella Murton, Oswego, coal; schr. F.H. Burton, Oswego, 300 tons coal; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego, light.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: schr. Acacia, Oswego, coal; schr. White Oak, Charlotte, coal; prop. J.H. Prentice, Chicago, 30,000 bushels corn; schr. (sic) Middlesex, 39,977 bush corn; schr. (sic) Carpenter, 37,317 bush. corn; barges Thrush and Hiawatha, Charlotte, coal, in tow of tug Chieftain.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1891