The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1891

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A Popular Steamer.

In one short month the steamer Lora has made a popular success of a regular service between Charlotte and Ogdensburg. Besides being the largest and heaviest boat running on this lake, therefore steady and safe, it is elegantly furnished, has two great lines of staterooms, and can take a crowd with great ease. The hurricane deck is spacious, and at the disposal of passengers, a privilege very few boats can offer. A glance at the time table shows the convenience of trips, either to Charlotte on Monday by day or on three times in the week by night. The officers are: Capt. Gorman; First Mate Bass; Purser O'Loughlin, and each has contributed his quota to the popularity of the Lora. The general passenger agent, John D. Hotchkiss, has done his part energetically. The company, a Rochester syndicate, talks of putting on a fast two-decker palace steamer, side wheel, next year, in which case much Kingston travel will be diverted from the river to the lake.

Incidents of the Day - The steamyacht Ometa, belonging to H. Corby, Belleville, was here last night.

The men working on the shoal in the harbor have received pay for six weeks. They do not expect to get their wages until after the investigation in connection with the public works department at Ottawa is concluded.


Clearances: tug Thompson and two barges, Oswego, light.

The str. Rosedale will arrive tonight with grain from Chicago.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego at the Grove Inn.

The sloop Lorraine arrived from Morrisburg light yesterday, and will load lath for Deseronto.

The str. Nile cleared yesterday for Deseronto with lumber. She will load again there for Clayton.

The str. Swan went down the river early this morning and brought up a large party of Gananoque boatmen with their racing skiffs to take part in the regatta this afternoon.

The side of the str. St. Lawrence, at Clayton, was damaged by a gang plank which had not been pulled in from the Maud's gangway. But the injury can easily be repaired.

Arrivals: schr. Benjamin Harrison, Chicago, 35,530 bushels rye; tug Active, Thompson and eight barges, Montreal, light; tug Ranger and barge Trenton, light; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, coal.

The str. Passport was windbound in Toronto harbor yesterday, and consequently did not run the eastward trip. The Spartan arrived up the river yesterday afternoon and stayed here all night, leaving here for Montreal this morning on the Passport's time.

p.4 Held Up The Cook - Oswego, Aug. 22nd - Maurice Connors and Thomas Fitzsimmons are under arrest for robbery on board the schr. Snow Bird. They went on board the craft at night, and going to the cabin asked for something to eat. Mrs. Baird gave them some bread and butter. After taking the bread Mrs. Baird says one of the men seized her, and, putting a knife to her throat, declared that if she made a noise he would kill her. Mrs. Baird was very much frightened when the other fellow began hunting in a cupboard for anything of value he could find. Between the leaves of a book in the cupboard was a large envelope, and in the envelope was $50 in currency. When the men secured the envelope they were ready to depart, and with a parting warning to Mrs. Baird to make no outcry they jumped ashore. Later they were identified and secured.







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Next Saturday Evening,

Leaving Swift's Wharf, Kingston, at 9:30.

The Celebrated Mandolin Orchestra, of Rochester, composed of 40 pieces, assisted by the Renowned Soprano, Miss Lulu Miller, and Noted Elocutionist, Miss Laura Russell, of New York Madison Square Theatre Company, will give an entertainment in the fine saloon of this, the largest passenger steamer on Lake Ontario, from 9 to 12 o'clock. Returning to Kingston on Monday morning at 5:30 o'clock. Tickets good to return to Rochester Monday night.

Lora's General Time Table

Leaves for Ogdensburg and other river ports Tuesday Thursday and Saturday at 5:30 a.m.

Leaves for Rochester Monday at 5:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.


Thos. Hanley, G.T.R. ticket office Capt. Dunlop, Opera House Block

James Swift & Co., St. Lawrence Wharf.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1891