The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1893

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p.1 No Liquor To Be Sold - on any boats of St. Lawrence River & Thousand Island Steamboat Co.


The str. Owen Sound is now at Toronto unloading a cargo of coal.

Clearances: schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber.

The schr. B.W. Folger cannot get a cargo of lumber and will have to clear for Oswego light.

The steambarge Freemason and barge Minnie Francis left today for Picton to load wood for Napanee.

Arrivals: str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; tug Thompson, two barges, Oswego; tug Col. By and barges, Cape Vincent.

A gang of stevedores unloaded 520 tons of coal out of the schr. Ella Murton the other day in ten hours. This is fast time.

Workmen are rushing things through on the new steamer James Swift, as Capt. Noonan would like to have a trial trip tomorrow.

Yesterday the yacht Ingomar was launched at Portsmouth after receiving a thorough overhauling. She is owned by a Brockville syndicate.

The str. Corsican had a trial trip yesterday and it was a successful one. C. McWilliams is now engineer and his services have proven very reliable.

The barge Sir Hector, sunk at the dry-dock recently, was raised and is now below Cataraqui bridge. The machinery will be taken out of her and placed in a new hull.

Vessel owners experience considerable delay at some of the docks in Kingston. The vessels all seem to arrive the same day and consequently it is hard to get unloaded.

Last evening the barge Wheatbin, which had been sunk in the canal, was brought to the city. She is in bad shape and will be hauled out at Davis' dry-dock for repairs. Her cargo of grain was left at Edwardsburg.

Reported at Port Colborne last night: strs. Armenia and barges and Owen Sound, to Garden Island, timber; str. Clinton and barges and schr. Emerald, Kingston to Shingleton; prop. W.B. Hall, Kingston to Toledo; prop. Rosedale, Kingston to Fort William, light.

Capt. Dix, of the schr. Dunn, arrived at Garden Island on Sunday. He had a pretty rough passage coming down Lake Erie. The sea rolled high, but no damage was done the vessel. The Dunn has six trips yet to make to Toledo for timber this year. This is one less than last year and will leave the Dunn probably a couple of trips to look for later on.

Tomorrow's Treat.

The rare opportunity that will be offered by the new steamer Empire State's excursion among the islands at 2 p.m. is a treat that certainly will not be neglected by the pleasure loving public. This veritable floating palace, capable of accommodating over 1,000 people, has by a supreme effort been sufficiently equipped to make her grand inaugral trip tomorrow. As this beautiful boat will probably hereafter be confined to routes outside of Kingston her delightful ramble tomorrow should not be missed. In order to limit the number as well as insure the quality of excursionists and prevent damage to the elaborate furnishings, the rate of fare has been raised to fifty cents. The 14th band will accompany the excursion.

Special World's Fair Excursion.

The steamer North King will leave Kingston, June 14th, calling at intermediate ports, Toronto, Toronto on the 15th for Chicago, via the lake route. Opportunity will be given on the way to visit Niagara Falls and Detroit, and six week days to see the Columbian Exposition, board and lodging being provided while in Chicago on the steamer. Returning, arrive in Toronto, June 29th, Kingston next day. This trip of this splendid steam heated, electric lighted, side wheel steamer will be during the calmest and most pleasant part of the summer and before the holiday crowds visit Chicago. The fair will be in full swing, all exhibits being in place. Passengers will be limited to 125. Tickets for the entire trip, including board and lodging in Chicago on the steamer, will be from $45 to $65, according to location of rooms. For further particulars apply to H.H. Gildersleeve's head office, Kingston, Ont.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1893