The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Nicholas Henderson has completed a painting of the new steamer Chippewa which runs between Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake. He will also paint the Spanish caravels in groups and separately.

A Marine Affair.

F. Strange, owner of the sailing yacht Norma, has made a complaint to the harbor inspector to the effect that while he (Strange) was sailing in his yacht in the harbor on June 12th, at 7:30 p.m., the officer in charge of the str. Alexandria caused the boat to be steered so close to the Norma that she was forced from her course and placed in imminent danger of being struck as the stern of the steamer swung around. The Norma had the right of way because she is a sailing vessel, and the steamer had ample time and room to pass on the opposite side. Ald. Horn was on the Norma at the time and can bear witness to Mr. Strange's statement. The matter will be investigated.

They Can Call Here.

The Spanish caravels, bound for Chicago, will be able to stop here provided the expense entailed by the delay is met. It will be about $200. If the council would grant $100, the balance could be provided very readily by various parties about the city, hotel men, railway and steamboat men. It is expected the boats would arrive here for Saturday, June 24th. This would be very desirable and undoubtedly attract a great number of visitors. The crafts are similar to those in which Columbus made his voyage of discovery to America. The council or people should act at once.

This morning Mayor Polson telegraphed to Consul-General Knapp, at Montreal, pointing out the desire of citizens to see the caravels, and asking his permission to allow them to remain here.

The Columbian's Excursion.

The str. Columbian made the trip to Oswego yesterday, in four hours. The Oswego papers devote much space in describing the palatial steamer and proclaim her one of the handsomest boats ever touching at that port. At least 2,000 people went through the steamer as she lay at the dock. The excursionists complain of the weather being extremely hot and many had to carry their coats on their arms. The Columbian is assured of a big crowd if ever she carries an excursion out of Oswego. She had 200 passengers.


The str. Myles made good time from Portsmouth to Port Dalhousie on Tuesday last, doing the trip in fifteen hours.

The steamer Eurydice replaces the North King, and is commanded by Capt. Jackson. Capt. Nicholson. Capt. Nicholson, master of the North King, is on board and has charge of the passenger traffic.

The water in the harbor is thirty-two inches higher than it was when the ice moved out. If it continues at its present height until July 17th it will be six inches higher than it was last year.

Departures: str. Alcona, towing schr. Alto, Cleveland, light; str. Guide, Oswego, light; tug Gilbert, towing barge Louise, loaded with ashes, Oswego; schr. Julia, Oswego, light; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light.

Arrivals: str. Corsican, Toronto; str. James Swift, Ottawa; prop. A. Moston (Meston ?), Chicago, 26,340 bushels corn; schr. Jeanette, Chicago, 23,044 bushels corn; schr. Eleanor, Chicago, 29,576 bushels corn; schr. Julia, Oswego, 240 tons coal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1893