The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jun 1897

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The Annual Meeting of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat Company (Limited) will be held at the Office of the said company, Kingston, Ont., on the first Monday in July (July 5th), 1897, at 9 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of electing directors, and transacting general business.

By order.

June 10th, 1897. A.M. MACDONALD, Secretary.



The tug Thomson, Montreal, arrived up today with four light barges.

The schooner Kate, light, cleared today for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The tug Hall, light, cleared for Montreal this morning to bring up a tow of barges.

The sloop Laura D., Deseronto, arrived this morning with 3,020 bushels of barley consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamers Saturn, Straubenzie and Fulton, Serpent River, passed down through the Welland canal today consigned to Collins Bay.

The steamer Rosemount, Fort William, will arrive in port tonight with 63,400 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. Co.

The new boiler recently placed in the steamer Jessie Bain, of Clayton, will be tested and inspected today by the American boiler inspector, R. Chestnut. Capt. J.R. Molther, hull inspector, will arrive in the city this afternoon to inspect the vessel's hull.

p.3 Valeria Beat The Cuthbert - Gananoque, June 10th - In our last budget we were in error of our notice of the race between the steamers Valeria and Cuthbert. The Valeria, as Capt. Dix informs us, had an easy thing of it and left the Cuthbert far behind....


Marine Paragraphs.

The schooner Fabiola is expected at Swift's wharf this evening with a cargo of coal from Charlotte, N.Y.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared for Oswego last evening for a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The R. & O. steamer Spartan called at Swift's wharf at 5 a.m. today on her way from Toronto to Montreal, carrying about forty passengers and a heavy cargo of freight.

The contract for carrying the supplies to the various government lighthouses on the upper lakes has this year been secured by the steamer Lake Michigan, which will leave Montreal on her trip on July 2nd.

The steamer St. Lawrence ran ten miles down the river on her trial trip last evening. She gave the fullest satisfaction, showing that the repairs made this spring were all that were requisite. She will start her season's work on Sunday morning at nine o'clock, when she will clear for Clayton, N.Y. Capt. Reese will be in command, and associated with him will be first mate, Brooker; first engineer, J.H. Dickson; second engineer, B. Farrell; assistant manager and purser, Hewgill.

Wind Wafts - Wolfe Islanders will discuss the ferry question at Marysville, Saturday evening June 12th.

p.6 General Paragraphs - Davis Bros. shipped today to Muskoka Lake the forty-foot steam yacht they have built for W.J. Thomas, of Toronto, president of the Dominion brewing association.

The R. & O. company's steamer Corsican called at Swift & Co.'s wharf at one o'clock this afternoon, on her way from Montreal to Toronto. She carried a full complement of passengers and considerable freight.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jun 1897