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

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p.1 The Convict Escaped - while loading stone into schr. Suffel at penitentiary, he slid down the side of the boat and swam away unobserved.

General Paragraphs - The str. Alberta arrived at the Grand Trunk wharf here, this morning, with 2,550 cheese from Oswego and American way ports which will be forwarded to Montreal for export.

The str. Swan was dry docked at Davis' this afternoon for repairs to her stem. She will resume her regular route tomorrow. Yesterday the boat was busily engaged at Gananoque and during the day carried over 1,500 passengers between the town and Tidd's Island.


Clearances: prop. Niagara, Toledo, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, shingles and lumber.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and two barges, Toledo, 72,600 bushels wheat; prop. Celtic, West Superior, 7,485 bushels wheat; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, coal.

Capt. Estes has discovered another Echo Point. An echo could be distinctly heard from the whistle when blown near Round Island which rivalled the regular echo of Echo point in the Canadian channel.

The steamer Ontario, owned by Capt. Sweet, of Carthage, N.Y., and run in connection with the D.L. & W. railroad between Oswego and the river St. Lawrence as a passenger and freight boat, has been sold to a party of Cubans, who have purchased her to be used as a mail boat between Cuban and Central American ports on the Caribbean sea. Today the Ontario made her last trip to the Islands. The price paid for the Ontario is said to be between ten and twelve thousand dollars. The boat is in good condition. It is not known whether the D.L. & W. road will put on a boat in place of the Ontario or whether they will turn their business over to the Bon Voyage or Lora.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1891