The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1893

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p.1 Capt. Thomas Donnelly telegraphs that the str. North King arrived at Chicago this morning at seven, after a splendid trip, excepting five hours detention in St. Clair river with fog.

While going through the Wolfe Island canal on Saturday, one of the wheels of the str. Maud struck an obstruction and was broken.

Will Not Call Here.

The caravels will not call at Kingston on their way to the world's fair. The mayor telegraphed to consul-general Knapp for permission to allow the boats to stop, and he referred the matter to Hall & Co., Ogdensburg. They answered they were negotiating with Folger Bros. Two hundred dollars were needed to detain the caravels, but Messrs. Bawden and McParland were unable to raise the funds. M.H. Folger said today that if the caravels had been detained 2,000 people would have come from Watertown, N.Y. The captain of the Hero said that if the boats would call here he would bring a large excursion party. Apart from this the boats are well worth seeing. Another chance to look upon the exact models of boats used 400 years ago by Columbus and party will not be given the people of this generation.


The steam pumps used in raising the str. Acadia at Morrisburg arrived in the city last evening.

Clearances: schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, shingles; schr. Wells, Sodus Point, light; prop. Weston, Erie, light; schr. Eleanor, Erie, light; prop. Algonquin, Duluth, light.

Arrivals: schr. Lydon, Oswego, coal; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, coal; schr. Moravia, Chicago, 43,000 bushels corn; schr. Crossthwaite, Chicago, 24,000 bushels corn; prop. Wilhelm, Chicago, 40,000 bushels corn; schr. Burton, Charlotte, coal.

The crew of the sailing skiff Levolta, owned by Jock Harty to take part in the regatta at Clayton on June 22nd, will be: Jock Harty, K. Cameron, J. & T. Mooney, J. Conway, A. Irvine, R. Sutherland. The Levolta is expected to distinguish herself.

The str. Algonquin made the trip to Fort William and back in twelve days and ten hours. This is the fastest trip for any boat carrying the amount of grain the Algonquin carries, yet on record. The Rosedale made better time, but she carried a small load. Capt. McMaugh is one of the best steamboat men on the lakes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1893