The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1895

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p.1 Grand Old St. Lawrence - ...The yacht Crescent is to be used as a ferry to connect the island residents located between Alexandria Bay and St. Lawrence Park, two and a half miles above, with each other.

The str. John Maynard, of the Thousand Island Steamboat Co., which has not been seen around the islands for the past two years, has been completely renovated and repaired, and is now running in place of the steamer Jessie Bain, which boat is running special trips from Clayton to Fine View and return.

Incidents of the Day - The str. Princess Louise came up on her first regular trip from Gananoque today.


It is likely that the steamer Jack will be lengthened a little when being repaired.

The schr. Annie Falconer got in last night from Oswego with coal for Swift & Co.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is unloading her cargo of coal at the penitentiary. She comes from Oswego.

The str. Spartan was delayed four hours in the canal coming up because of a barge getting across the canal.

Arrivals: Str. Persia, Hamilton; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Spartan, Montreal.

Mr. Hawkins, Seeley's Bay, purchased the sloop Dandy this morning. The Dandy carries merchandise on the Rideau.

Word has been received that the drydock rates have been reduced to one-half their former price. This would mean a reduction to 10 cents per ton up to 500 tons and 5 cents for each additional ton.

Wrecker Murphy has succeeded in righting the sunken steamer St. Magnus, at Cleveland, by using a pontoon. The boat is full of water, and is on the bottom, but Capt. Murphy expects to get her afloat in a day or so.

p.4 Ottawa, July 2nd - members of parliament discussing an item of $350,000 for Cornwall canal enlargement.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1895