The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1893

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The M.T. Co.'s new steamer is expected to arrive in Montreal on the 7th.

The prop. Algonquin, Port Arthur, and prop. Escanaba, Chicago, wheat and corn, passed Port Colborne last night.

Capt. Thomas Reid will sail the tug Perfection, through the lakes to Chicago, towing the Spanish caravals to the world's fair.

James Reynolds, Dundas, is here looking over some small steamers for use on the canal at Dundas to run from the Beach to Rock Bay.

Capt. Crawford, of the schr. Grantham, says the vessel, since leaving the dry-dock, is better than ever. The Grantham is now quite a flyer.

Last week the schr. Flora Emma made the round trip from Kingston to Oswego in thirty hours. The distance is reported by the captain to be 120 miles.

Steward Hepburn, of the str. Columbian, wishes a misprint corrected. George Stata, Montreal, is his head waiter and not another man mentioned.

Clearances: prop. Tilley, towing schrs. Merritt and Augusta, Duluth, light; schrs. Rutherford and Baltic, Oswego, light; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, lumber.

The first boats to get into Fort William harbor, this spring, were the tug Walker and tow. The ice shove was so great passage was impossible. The captain of the Walker was presented with a new hat.

Arrivals: str. Spartan, Montreal; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Quebec, Oswego, lumber (sic); schr. Baltic, Oswego, coal; prop. Hania, Chicago, corn; str. Melbourne, Duluth, wheat; tug Thistle, Cape Vincent, light.

The str. Corsican met with an accident at Bowmanville last night. The steamer probably got her guard over the dock and could not extricate herself. She was pulled off this morning but a delay of at least eight hours was occasioned. The high water caused the accident.

An Explanation.

Kingston, June 2nd - To the Editor:

I see you quote from the Port Hope Times an extract to the effect that the steamer North King and the steamer Empire State had been alongside of each other at Charlotte and that the North King had distanced the State. This is such a great distortion of facts and the truth that I consider a true explanation necessary, and know you will be glad to make it. The steamer Empire State was running hourly trips out of Charlotte on May 30th, decoration day, and was paying no attention to the str. North King or any other steamer, but simply attending to her business. When the str. North King arrived at the port of Charlotte, the str. Empire State was lying tied to the dock taking on her excursion passengers. The steamers were not running alongside of or near each other at any time during the day and I cannot see what reason anyone would have to make such a statement, but I would further say that if the captain of the steamer North King is laboring under the insane dilusion that his craft can compete with the Empire State in speed, he is open for an opportunity to test the same, either for fun or money for any amount, today, tomorrow or any other day he may find it convenient.

ANDREW MILLER, captain, steamer Empire State.

General Paragraphs - The prop. Topeka is at Portsmouth with 49,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth.

George Hall & Co., the Ogdensburg forwarders, have secured the contract for towing the Spanish caravels up the St. Lawrence and lakes to the world's fair.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1893