The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1893

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p.1 Only Based On Inference - that some tolls are being refunded.

Across The Lake - str. Columbian takes excursion party to Oswego on Sunday; R. & O. Nav. Co. could be fined for breaking law on Sabbath; if so, the company would not be keeping their boats in Kingston harbor over the winter.

p.4 She Made A Record - str. Columbian took 600 people to see caravels.


The str. North King left Chicago for Kingston yesterday.

Capt. Burns' steamer ran an excursion from Buffalo to Port Colborne yesterday.

Johnston Brown's steamyacht makes her first trip on Loborough Lake this week.

The str. Eurydice, in the North King's place, had few passengers to Kingston yesterday.

Hugh Holder, head waiter on the str. Algerian, has been promoted to the stewardship of the str. Passport.

Departures: prop. Rhoda Emily, Oswego, light; prop. D.C. Whitney, Toledo, light; schr. Wayne, Toledo, light; schr. F.H. Burton, Oswego, light; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light; str. Columbian, Oswego, passengers and baggage.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived at Richardson's dock this morning with grain from Port Arthur. The vessel sailed all the way down, a distance of over 1,100 miles. This is only the second schooner in two years the firm has had down the lakes. The Queen made the trip down in ten days, including two days delay by fog on Lake Superior. She made the trip up from Cleveland in seven days.

Elliot Bros. have put in a telegraph system on the str. Columbian. It is the only such system that has ever been put on a boat out of Kingston, and is quite a novelty. By this scheme bells are done away with and a means of signalling instructs the engineer. W. Parker, engineer, is said to be the only man able to take hold of the Columbian's engines. He is a good one and says he can beat Saturday's time.

Arrivals: str. Persia, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Perth; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. Cuba, Montreal; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Eurydice, Charlotte; schr. Grantham, Oswego, coal; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, coal; schr. Folger, Oswego, coal; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point; schr. Falconer, Charlotte; str. Escanaba, Chicago, 17,200 bush. corn; str. Hurlbert, Chicago, 36,230 bush. wheat; schr. Clint, Chicago, 38,503 bush. corn; schr. Ishpenning, Chicago, 27,025 bush. corn; str. Omaha, Chicago, 58,973 bush. corn; str. Egyptian, Chicago, 40,720 bush. corn.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1893