The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Rideau Belle is on Davis' dry-dock. On her last trip up her shaft was broken near Westport. The tug Edmond towed the boat to Kingston.

There are fourteen men caulking the schr. Grantham. She will be thoroughly overhauled, have a new cover board, keel box, new decks and rails put in.


Clearances: The schr. Annie Falconer, Oswego, light, to load coal for Swift & Co.

The schrs. Fleetwing and B.W. Folger are now in Oswego loading coal for Swift & Co.

The schr. Cornelia arrived yesterday from Clayton en route for Trenton, to load lumber for Oswego.

This morning the steam yacht Water Lily, owned by Mr. LaRose, was launched at Knapp's boathouse.

During the last trip of the Rideau Belle engineer Bolton was not on board. He placed the machinery in her.

Mr. Cousineau, of Lachine, who was steward on the mail line boats for twenty-three years, was in the city today.

The marine department is inviting tenders for a fog horn building to be erected at Nine Mile Point, near Kingston.

The str. Armenia and tow, having been three weeks on the trip to Toronto, have just returned. The delay was due to the timber not being forwarded in time by the railways.

Yesterday a large schooner dropped anchor within ten feet of Rousseau's suction pipe and the harbor master is afraid accidents will happen if the pipe is not marked by buoys.

The schr. Pennington, Chicago to Kingston, corn, passed Port Dalhousie last night and the strs. Pueblo and Marquette, with corn from Chicago for here, passed Port Colborne.

Arrivals: sloop Idlewild and Maggie L., bay ports, oats; str. Ocean, Hamilton, freight; str. Lake Michigan; str. Armenia with barges Valencia and Norway, Toronto, timber.

The str. Rocket, which ran on the Bay of Quinte last season, is to run this summer on the Bohemian's route from Cornwall to Montreal, and has recently undergone great improvements.

Mr. Thompson, New York, is here to assume the duties of steward on the str. Corsican. This is Mr. Thompson's first year on the R. & O. N. Co.'s line. He has been engaged on the Fall River line.

The dredge Queen has finished work at Wolfe Island and is now engaged at the Rathbun company's new location. When getting through there the dredge goes to Bath to work around Mr. Ball's dock.

A new steam yacht, built by Davis & Son, for service on the river Saskatchewan, was shipped today, per K. & P. R.R. and C.P.R. for Edmonton, N.W.T. It will be carried by two cars, and the freight will reach about $800.

The str. Princess Louise at Davis' dry-dock is being greatly improved. New upper works are being put in together with windows, etc., and the entire repairs will cost somewhere around $700 or $800. Her interior has been remodelled.

Mr. Hepburn, steward of the str. Columbian, says the steamer will have the handsomest interior of any boat on the river this season. Extensive alterations have been made in the cabin. Mr. Hepburn was sent to New York and other places by the company a few weeks ago, to glean information as to the running of the large palatial steamers on those waters. He gave valuable information. He sailed from Boston to New York on the str. Plymouth with 1,753 passengers on board; of these 1,100 were served to supper. On the return he took the str. Puritan, the largest boat on the Fall River line, which carried 2,300 passengers. The system of these boats is something uncommon. Mr. Hepburn also had a look through the steamers on the Hudson.

p.4 A Sister For the Chippewa - Hamilton, May 6th - The directors of the Niagara Navigation Company believe that when the new electric railway at the Falls is in operation the passenger traffic between Toronto and Niagara will be so enormoushly increased that the company's three boats, the Cibola, the Chicora and the new Chippewa, will be inadequate to accommodate it.

Should this prove to be the case, an order will be promptly given for the construction of another steel steamer identical with the Chippewa.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1893