The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1893

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Calling at Bay of Quinte and River St. Lawrence Ports.

The popular side-wheel Steamer Alexandria (Capt. E.B. Smith) leaves Gunn & Co.'s wharf every Monday evening at eight o'clock, calling at the St. Lawrence River ports, running the Rapids, and arriving in Montreal on Tuesday afternoon. Returning, leaves Canal Basin, Montreal, every Thursday at 10 o'clock a.m., arriving in Kingston on Friday night, and leaving at 4 o'clock on Saturday morning for Trenton and Bay of Quinte ports.

Returning, leaves Trenton on Monday morning.

Passenger Accommodation unsurpassed.

The steamer Alexandria is noted for comfort and the politeness of her officers.

A. Gunn & Co. and Thos. Hanley, Agents.

p.2 Cape Vincent, April 26th - The schr. L.S. Hammond is being extensively repaired at this place. Capt. R. Saunders, of this village, will sail her this season.



The schr. B.W. Folger is the next vessel expected over with coal for James Swift & Co.

Richardson Bros. have over 60,000 bushels of grain to ship to Montreal as soon as river navigation opens.

Nicholas Connolly left for Montreal this morning. He has arranged for the raising of the sunken dredge Hector.

On Tuesday evening 54 Frenchmen arrived from Quebec to work on the barges of the

K. & M. Forwarding Co.

The Ottawa Forwarding company has sold the str. Ida to E.G. Laverdure for about $5,000. She will ply to Kettle Island.

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company have about twenty propellers coming down with cargoes, amounting in all to 4,000,000 bushels of corn and wheat.

The Connolly Bros. will superintend the raising of the dredge Hector, and the necessary apparatus will be supplied by the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company.

Clearances: steam barge Quebec, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light; schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, light; tug Walker and two barges, Gaskin and Winnipeg, Toledo, light; tug D.G. Thompson and barge Regina, Oswego, light.

The schr. Julia left Oswego on Tuesday for Kingston and has not yet arrived. However, no disaster is expected as the vessel is probably sheltered at some way port. Since leaving she had to contend against a stiff head wind. The Julia has coal for the St. Lawrence river steamboat company.

A member of the stevedore gang, engaged at the malt house the other day, states that the reason the men refused to work was because the employer wished to cut down their wages. The men were making $5 per thousand bushels, which meant about $2.25 a day. He claimed it would cost less to use an elevator than to hire the men.

The schr. Eccles, Capt. Shaw, picked up, near Colborne, the spar of the steambarge Persia, lost with all hands, about three years ago, no trace of the vessel having been discovered since. The barge is probably lying at the bottom of the lake, and the spar has detached itself from the wreck and floated on the water. It is a fine mast, worth $150. (should be schooner Persia, lost Sept. 1891 - ed.)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1893