The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1894

Full Text



Joseph Glinn will be watchman on the str. Arabian.

The schr. B.W. Folger will load lumber for Oswego.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived in from Charlotte with coal for Swift & Co.

The schr. Acacia arrived in this morning from Oswego with stove coal for R. Crawford.

The schr. Bullock aground about seven miles this side of Charlotte all winter, has been released.

Mr. Hepburn, steward of the str. Columbian last year, will be steward of the str. Spartan this year.

The str. Walter Vail and barge Baltic, Chicago to Kingston, passed Port Colborne for Kingston, on Saturday.

The str. Empire State has been hauled out on the ways at Portsmouth to have false sides adjusted. This will not interfere with the steamer's speed.

The str. Magnet cleared yesterday for Hamilton. It was the steamer's first appearance this year and she looked very pretty with all flags flying as she left Swift's dock.

Arrangements are being made for the str. Magnet to call at St. Catharines every Wednesday on her way to Montreal. The propeller Persia which used to run on this route will be engaged on another.

It used to be a pretty general thing for vessels to fly their flags on Sunday. Recently this practice has been going out. Saturday a glance about the harbor found only one vessel with the Union Jack at her mast head.

Capt. Bates, of the schr. B.W. Folger, asserted today that on account of the strike in the soft coal mines things are flat at Charlotte. Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, have removed all their barges and the men have been laid off. There is no coal at Charlotte now, nor will there be until the strike ends and it is hard to say when that will be.

General Paragraphs - The rendezvous of the lake yacht racing association this year will be at Sodus Point, N.Y., opening on July 4th.



Running between Montreal and St. Catharines and calling at intermediate ports.

Will leave Kingston, going East, on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Will leave Kingston, going West, on Sundays at 10:30 p.m.

Fares for round trip:

Kingston to Montreal and return, $7.50.

Kingston to Toronto and return, $7.50.

Kingston to Hamilton and return, $8.50.

Kingston to Port Dalhousie and return, $8.50.

Kingston to St. Catharines and return, $8.50

The above fares include meals and berth.


Freight Agents. Passenger Agent, Johnson & Ontario Sts.

C.F. GILDERSLEEVE, General Manager.


A Fine New Yacht.

Toronto, April 21st - The Gooderhams have not lost a wit of their love for yachting, although the Oriole and Allen are not heard from in regattas as much as in the old days. This year their fleet will be augmented by the Vivia, designed by Watson, of Glasgow, and canvassed by Lapthorn & Kelsey, of New York. The yacht is for the 35 foot class of the lake yacht racing association, although over all she is fifty-two odd feet, being of a design between the Gloriana and Valkyrie types. With the hull of a cutter the Vivia will be sloop-rigged, without a bowsprit, carrying 200 square feet more than the Vidette, at present the fastest yacht in the same class. Hardwood has been used almost entirely in the construction.

p.4 Steamer Hudson Ashore - Sarnia, April 23rd - The large steamship Hudson, of the Lake Erie and Western line, bound from Chicago to Buffalo, loaded with wheat, went ashore in a dense fog yesterday morning and is lying about three miles above Point Edward, on the Canada side. The fog was so dense that Gratiot light could not be seen, and the wind blowing strongly from the north the whistle could not be heard.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
23 Apr 1894
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Kingston Newspaper clippings
Other Web sites/External links
Daily British Whig, 23 April 1894 Daily British Whig, 23 April 1894
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1894