The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1897

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The sloop Lia, from Deseronto, is discharging wood at Wolfe Island.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived at the M.T. company's dock yesterday with wheat.

The sloop Denver, Cape Vincent, is discharging a consignment of furniture at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The schooners Kate and H.M. Ballou and the sloop Idle Wild are discharging oats at Richardson's elevator.

The schooner Fleetwing will take another cargo of shingles across to Oswego and return with coal for Swift & Co.

The sloop Pilot, which grounded between Wolfe and Garden Islands the other day, will enter drydock for repairs.

The steamer North King will go into winter quarters at the north side of Swift's wharf, the berth the steamer Corsican formerly occupied.

The steamer Corsican, bound down to Montreal on her last trip of the season, touched at Swift's wharf yesterday. The steamer Hamilton, bound west, also coaled up at the same wharf.

Harbor Improvements Under Way.

Diver Charles Oliver was engaged today in cutting away a number of old spiles which connected the old wharf with the pier which supports the east side of the Grand Trunk freight shed. The dredging is nearly completed and when the work is entirely completed there will be a depth of from thirteen to fifteen feet of water along the site of the proposed new freight wharf. This will begin at the foot of Johnston street, filling in the slip which now exists there. From the outer edge of the present wharf east of the freight shed, the new wing will extend out sixty feet, and will run from Swift's wharf to the foot of William street.

The dredge will also remove a few obstructions which exist at present in the vicinity of the Grand Trunk wharf, so as to ensure an average depth of fifteen feet of water to the new wharf. While here the dredge will also deepen Craig's slip and the water fronting several wharves along the harbor front.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 3rd - Down: schr. S.J. Collier, St. Catharines to Kingston, wheat.

Port Colborne, Nov. 3rd - Down: schr. Queen of the Lakes, Buffalo to Toronto, light.

Incidents of the Day - The hotelmen have won their case against the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company and have a right to send runners to solicit business on the boats between Kingston and Montreal. Judge Dugas imposed a fine of $10 and costs upon two special officers of the R. & O. company for ejecting J.C. Glackmeyer from a steamer.


Her Hull Plated.

The steamer Pierrepont is in dry dock having iron plates placed on her hull to enable her the better to combat with the ice this fall. Meanwhile the steamer New Island Wanderer is performing the duties of the Cape route.

Paid A Large Dividend.

Toronto, Nov. 4th - The Richelieu company have during the past year earned over all expenses and fixed charges about eight per cent on their fixed stock, and have paid six per cent in dividends. The greater portion of this profit has been earned by the steamers of the company plying east of Lake Ontario, but it is confidently expected that with superb modern boats on the route between Montreal and Toronto this part of the system will in future pay enormously, and that the improved service and largely increased travel will be of great benefit, and will largely add to the attractions of Toronto as a centre of summer travel, in addition to adding to the business of the port.

General Paragraphs - The government tug Shanley was in port today for some castings made at the Kingston foundry.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1897