The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1895

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p.1 Out of the Timber Trade - The str. Jack arrived at Garden Island this morning. It is not yet decided whether she will be hauled out at the island or enter the government dry-dock. One thing sure is that the Jack will not be put into the timber business again this season. She will carry coal from Oswego to Montreal. A survey will be made on her in a day or so, in connection with the insurance.

HAMILTON, TORONTO, MONTREAL - STR. OCEAN - Capt. A.H. Malcolmson, Master - first class passenger steamer, heated by steam and lighted by electricity, passes through the 1,000 Islands in daylight.

p.4 Affairs Of The Hour - Capt. Dunn and nine men of the government steamer Petrel yesterday captured the tug H.G. Warren and two mud scows the property of the Buffalo Dredging Co. from Buffalo, N.Y., dumping dredgings in Canadian waters in the Niagara River in front of Fort Erie. The captain and four men of the tug were arrested and locked up in Fort Erie.


The Old Magnet Out In A New Dress.

The sloop Pilot is in from bay ports with oats and peas.

The schr. Annie Falconer cleared for Charlotte yesterday afternoon.

The schrs. Eliza Fisher and Fleetwing are in at Swift's with coal from Oswego.

The prop. J.J. Hill got away for Chicago yesterday. She will be back again.

Passed Port Colborne: Cuba, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; City of Owen Sound and barges, Marquette to Collins Bay, timber; McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Bon Voyage, Saugatuck to Charlotte, passengers; Haze, Buffalo to Ogdensburg, lighthouse supplies.

The new R. & O. N. Co's steamer Hamilton was late in arriving last night and citizens who were down early to see her got fooled again. It was well on in the morning when the steamer arrived. In the new steamer it would be hard, indeed, to recognize the old Magnet. With the exception of the hull and engines, she is an entirely new boat. In rebuilding her particular attention has been given to stateroom accommodation and modern fittings, such as electric lights and steam-heating. She has in all fifty-nine staterooms, forty-seven of which are on the upper deck. The saloon forward is furnished in oak. Electricity is used in all staterooms. The dining salon is aft and has a seating capacity for seventy people while forward fourteen additional can be dined when necessary. There is a large pantry on the saloon deck, while directly below on the main deck is the kitchen. The waiters are quartered aft, while the crew have their quarters forward. She carries, beside her officers, a crew of thirty-two men. Her length is 180 feet over all, with a forty-five foot beam, and she registers 575 tons. She is commanded by Capt. Vaughn.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1895