The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Today the new steamer built at Davis & Son's yard for a Buckingham, Que. gentleman, was placed on cars and will leave for its destination tonight.

Police Court, Friday - Capt. Thomas Craig, of the steamboat Swan, was charged with refusal to pay wages by a French-Canadian engineer whom he had secured in Montreal. It was quickly shown, however, that he had proved to be incompetent, had been discharged and had no claim whatever for any more wages. The complainant's interpreter, R. Beaupre, withdrew the charge after hearing the captain's statement.

The Eastern District - The steamer Orient, at Davis' dry dock, is still unsold.

Capt. Waters' new steambarge, now being built at Picton, will be finished in the course of a week.


The steam yacht Swan received a new wheel at Portsmouth yesterday.

The steam yacht Sirius with a number of Americans on board

The owners of the New Island Wanderer will place an electric search light apparatus on her at once.

While coming up the river, yesterday, a steam pipe in the str. Spartan burst. It was repaired and she cleared this morning.

The prop. Acadia lightened 5,000 bushels wheat from Chicago, at the M.T. company's dock yesterday, and cleared for Montreal with the remainder of her cargo.

The flags on the St. Lawrence river company's boats are flying at half-mast today, out of respect for the late Mrs. Hinckley, of Cape Vincent, mother of Capt. Hinckley.

Arrivals: tug Thompson, Oswego, light; schr. Maggie L., Dexter, light; tug Edmond and three barges, Rideau canal points, cordwood; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light.

Clearances: tug Thompson and three barges, grain; prop. Rhoda Emily, Oswego, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus Point, light; schr. F.H. Burton, Charlotte, light.

Inspector Chestnut has tied up the yacht Zadie because she had not a licensed pilot at the wheel. The yacht wanted to carry passengers from Fishers Landing to Thousand Island Park.

The tug Thompson, bound down the river for Montreal with three barges, grain laden, exchanged with the Bronson, last night, en route, and returned here with the latter's tow of five light barges.

The str. Khartoum has received a new coat of paint and will be used as an excursion boat for the remainder of the season, having been chartered by Geo. Wylie, of New York, for his family's use.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1891