The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1897

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The schooner Ballou, Napanee, is at Richardson & Sons' elevator with 4,500 bushels of peas.

The schooner Nellie Hunter arrived yesterday from Oswego with 300 tons of coal for Crawford & Co.

The steamer Elfinmere, after discharging at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, cleared this morning for Duluth.

The tugs Thomson and Jessie Hall, with four grain laden barges each, cleared this morning for Montreal.

The sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, discharged 1,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator today.

The tug Walker with four grain laden barges cleared from the M.T. Co.'s anchorage for Montreal this morning.

The sloop Laura D., Consecon, arrived this morning with 2,500 bushels of rye consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The sloop Madcap, Consecon, is in port with 1,500 bushels of oats. The cargo will be discharged at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The barge Frontenac is loading 25,000 bushels of barley, and the Alfred 25,000 bushels of oats for Montreal at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, light, cleared this morning for the Welland canal for orders. They will likely return to Chicago for corn.

The steamer S.J. Murphy, Duluth, arrived yesterday with 70,000 bushels of wheat, was discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, and cleared again this morning.

The steamer Tecumseh is lying at the government dry dock undergoing repairs. A flaw was discovered in the shaft of her wheel, and a section has been cut out. This portion will be replaced by a stronger piece, which arrived from Buffalo, N.Y., yesterday.

Very Complimentary, Indeed - excellent service provided by North King and Hero. [Belleville Ontario]

p.6 General Paragraphs - The schooner Fabiola cleared, light, for Charlotte, N.Y., yesterday to load soft coal for James Swift & Co.

The schooner Acacia is discharging coal at Swift's wharf.

A Fine Steamyacht - steamyacht Ruth, owned by Lewis Wallace, New York, who has his summer home at Chippewa Bay, commanded by Capt. W.B. Massie, Alexandria Bay; 80 feet by 13 feet 6 inches; speed 15 miles an hour; cost $12,000; crew of four.


[Watertown Times]

Alexandria Bay, July 13th - The Richelieu & Ontario steamboat company has become the owners of the steamers New Island Wanderer and Island Belle, which were sold on foreclosure last week. The deal was consummated on Saturday. When the stockholders of the old company met the Folgers on Friday afternoon it was generally believed that the boats would become the property of the latter. Twenty-two thousand dollars was named as the lowest price for the boats. The Folgers offered $20,000. While these negotiations were in progress the Montreal company stepped in and made a satisfactory offer. The Island Belle will hereafter make the ramble among the islands and the New Island Wanderer will run between Kingston and Alexandria Bay. (** note: this information is denied in the next day's issue. - ed.)

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1897