The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. S.H. Dunn will clear for Toledo tomorrow to load lumber for Garden Island.

At Cape Vincent, R. Newman is fitting up the steamer Glyde for business between Oswego and Alexandria Bay.


The Rideau Canal opens next Monday.

The str. Rideau Belle was expected this morning.

The tug Walker is in dry-dock for general repairs.

The str. Ocean and Persia are expected down by May 1st.

Capt. Noonan's new boat will not be ready before May 1st.

The water in the River St. Lawrence is higher this year than last.

It is not expected that the St. Lawrence river canals will open before May 1st.

Arrivals: str. D.D. Calvin and tow, Toronto, timber; schr. Burton, Oswego, coal.

Clearances: Prop. Glengarry with barges Minnedosa and Kildonan, Toledo, light.

The str. D.D. Calvin and tow will leave for Toledo, to load timber for Garden Island.

Richardson Bros. have 10,000 bushels of wheat to ship to Montreal at the first of the month.

The new barge Winnipeg will be launched this evening. Capt. Fleming will be in charge.

Mr. Martin, fancy painter, will do some artistic work on the paddlewheels of the steamer Empire State.

Capt. John Gray left for Sarnia today to take charge of the schr. Prussia. The vessel trades around the Georgian Bay.

The Body Not Found.

Capt. Shaw, of the Fleetwing, and the captain of the Acacia, with crews of men, were out grappling yesterday for the remains of the unfortunate sailor, McCrimmon, drowned on Wednesday night. The boats were towed to Four Mile Point by the str. Hero. After trolling for many hours the men were obliged to return to the city without having fulfilled the object of their trip. Capt. Shaw does not expect that the body is in the neighborhood of Four Mile Point. It is probable that the remains would be carried down to Big Bay or in the vicinity where members of the crew of the Breck were picked up. Mrs. Monk, mother of McCrimmon, arrived on the schr. Burton yesterday morning. Mrs. Monk is engaged as cook on the vessel. She is in great grief over the loss of her son and will offer a reward of at least $100 for the recovery of the body. Captain Shaw forwarded the clothes and belongings of McCrimmon to the mother this morning. She was much affected when the dead sailor's silver watch was given her. It had been a present from her to Lester at the death of her second husband. It had been presented to Monk for saving several persons from drowning at Poplar Point some time ago and an inscription was on the inside of the case. The widow was loath to take the wages due deceased and wanted Capt. Shaw to retain the money to help defray the expenses caused by the trouble he had been put to. The captain refused to do this. Capt. Shaw says the men heard McCrimmon call out: "Hurry up, boys," after they had left the schooner in the small boat. It is thought he was then sinking.

The New Lake Line - Toronto, April 24th - Francis R. Boselly, attorney of the new opposition steamboat line says the name decided on is the International Navigation company, and its route will be altogether different from the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co., and along the south shore of Lake Ontario, taking in Toronto, Rochester, Oswego, Sodus, Alexandria Bay and down the river to Montreal. Dalton McCarthy, he now says, accepted the presidency. The capital will be one million dollars. The company has already purchased three boats in New York, the Cambridge, Angler and Tredevan. They will also use the str. Garden City, which has been running between Toronto and St. Catharines.



Lighted By Electricity - Heated By Steam.

This magnificent new steamer beginning Sunday April 30th, will leave Kingston every Sunday (until further notice) for Rochester at 5 p.m., calling at Bath, Picton, Deseronto and Belleville, arriving 7 a.m. next morning.

Returning, leave Charlotte (Port of Rochester) every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. for Bay of Quinte ports and Kingston.

Quickest Daily Line To Rochester.

The Grand Trunk Train at 2:45 a.m. to Port Hope and steamer North King, arriving at 3 p.m.

Thos. Hanley and J.P. Gildersleeve, Ticket Agents.

Daily To Picton - Tri-Weekly To Belleville.


Beginning Monday, 24th April, will (until further notice) leave Gunn's wharf, Kingston, daily at 3:30 p.m. for Picton, and for Belleville Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Returning, arriving in Kingston Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

Further particulars apply to A. Gunn & Co., Freight Agents, or C.F. Gildersleeve, Manager.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1893