The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Ocean arrived at Swift's dock this afternoon with a large cargo of merchandise from Hamilton.

The statement that engineer Bolton was in charge of the str. Rideau Belle on a recent trip lacks truth. It is engineer Todd who is chief, assisted by Mr. Bolton.


Arrivals: prop. Acadia, Toledo, corn; str. Rosedale, Chicago, 58,178 bushels wheat.

The str. Ocean is expected down from Hamilton today. Capt. Trowell is in charge this year.

The prop. Acadia, here from Chicago, lightened 4,358 bushels of corn and proceeded to Montreal.

The str. Quebec will take a load of lumber to Ogdensburg, as the railroad ties are not yet ready for shipment to Cape Vincent.

A mariner referred to the prop. Argonaut and Wilhelm and schr. Nirvana, going to Ogdensburg to store their cargoes of grain, as an instance of the great need of an elevator here.

Clearances: schr. Fleetwing and B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; prop. Lindsay, Oswego, to load coal for Chicago, with schr. Merrill in tow; prop. Ionia, Oswego, light; schr. Baltic, Charlotte, light.

The str. Alberta has finished the United States government contract of laying the buoys on the various shoals in the St. Lawrence, between Ogdensburg and the Main Duck islands in Lake Ontario.

The str. Persia, on her initial trip to Montreal, ran on a shoal below Morrisburg. The str. Alexandria went to her assistance, and in attempting to pull her off badly injured one of her own paddle boxes. The Persia was finally removed by a tug without sustaining damage.

When the Montreal transportation company wanted an iron boat they contracted for it with an English firm. Canadians affirm that as good a boat as the Bannockburn could have been built in this country. As an example of Canadian skill in boat building and repairing, the S.S. Algonquin, built in the old country and remodelled here, so as to be made serviceable, is worthy of notice. She received extensive improvements to her stern at a cost of $20,000, and the work was done here, without special facilities. Mr. Hazlett, who superintended the work, has been given great credit.


If You Want A Good Boat or Canoe At Reasonable Prices call at


Foot of Simcoe Street, Near Park.

A Few Boat Houses To Rent.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1893