The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1897

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[Oswego Palladium]

A.R. Lee, Detroit, president of the Star Cole line of steamers, and Robert Maxwell, general manager of that line, were here on Saturday making arrangements for the running of a steamer between Oswego and the Thousand Islands. Although the plans have not been fully arranged it is believed that the steamer Arundell will be placed on the route. The season will open June 15th. The Arundell carries 700 passengers and makes an average speed of fifteen miles an hour between Port Huron and Detroit. The boat will make daily trips, the run down being made in daylight and the up run at night. She will call at Kingston.



The schooner Nellie Hunter cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The steamer Rosemount arrived this morning from Fort William with 70,200 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Calvin and consorts, timber laden from Toledo, were due to arrive at Garden Island today.

The K. & M. forwarding company's tug Reginald leaves today for Lachine, towing four barges containing 100,000 bushels of corn and wheat.

The steamer Glidden clears today from Portsmouth for Prescott, to take in tow her two consorts, which are unloading at the port named.

The schooners Cavalier, Wawanosh and S.H. Dunn, timber laden from Toledo, cleared the Welland canal yesterday and will arrive at Garden Island some time this week.

The barge Plymouth cleared, light, last evening from the K. & M. forwarding company's wharf, at Portsmouth, bound for Buffalo, and in tow of the steamer Arizona.

The corn exchange, Montreal, will ask the government to allow marine insurance companies to insure "pin-flat" barges as far as Kingston and Prescott without the deposit now required.

The steamer John N. Glidden, with a cargo of 53,700 bushels of grain, arrived from Chicago at the K. & M. forwarding company's wharf last evening. Not a bushel of her cargo was damaged, although the vessel struck on her way down, and her steam-pumps were, of necessity, kept working during the remainder of the trip.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer King Ben arrived last night with a cargo of coal for Swift & Co. from Oswego, N.Y. She will return tomorrow with lumber.

A carload of iron from Pittsburg, Pa., arrived over the G.T.R. today for use in the construction of the M.T. Co.'s two new boats.

The Richelieu & Ontario steamer Hamilton called at Swift's last night, bound for Montreal with a full passenger list and a heavy cargo of freight.

A Vessel Ashore - Oswego, May 5th - The schooner W.Y. Emery, of Toronto, bound for Oswego, light, is ashore about a mile west of here. Tugs and a life-saving crew have gone to her assistance. The vessel is resting on the beach and as there is but little wind she is in no danger. There is no chance of any accidents having happened to the crew. It is supposed the boat got too close during a heavy fog.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1897