The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Jake Mathews has been appointed engineer on the str. Marquis of Lorne. J.B. Carruthers uses her for private excursions among the islands.


The schr. F.H. Burton, Port Hope, is waiting here for a charter.

Arrivals: Str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Varuna, Brighton; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte.

The schr. S.H. Dunn, in at Garden Island, has made four trips to Toledo already this year. Capt. Dix expects to make five more before the end of the season.

Passed Port Colborne: Strs. Glengarry, Minnedosa, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; Miles, Superior to Montreal, flour; J.G. Shrigley, Menominee to Ogdensburg, lumber.

Low Water Impedes Navigation - The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co. have many difficulties to contend with owing to the unusually low state of the water in the St. Lawrence river. Since they began to run their regular trips they have had to change the passengers at Coteau Landing from the larger steamboats to the Bohemian, which draws only four feet of water. This is done to avoid danger in running the rapids between Montreal and Coteau Landing. The Corsican, which had about four hundred on a recent downward trip, touched bottom in one of the rapids between Coteau Landing and Brockville. Now that the water is still falling, owing to the recent continuous dry weather, the Bohemian, which was built specially for running the rapids, will go to Cornwall and higher up, if necessary, to meet the regular line boats on their downward trip and take the passengers over the rapids.

p.4 Police Court - Stephen Tyo has been sailing on the schr. Dunn all season and has brought his money home to his wife every trip except this one. He got loaded last night and the police pulled him in. He was fined $1 and costs or ten days in jail.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1895