Feb. 2, 1898
p.5 The St. Lawrence Route - in 1897 over 17 million bushels of grain were shipped from Fort William; 10,000,000 went through Buffalo and 2,000,000 bushels via the St. Lawrence; figures on grain shipped, etc.
p.6 General Paragraphs - The old oak gallus frame upholding the machinery in the steamer North King has been removed and a gallus of steel substituted. Workmen are also finishing up work on the new keelson.
Feb. 3, 1898
p.2 Incidents of the Day - The Kingston foundry company has been asked to submit tenders for compounding the engines in the tugs St. George and Antelope, now on the ways at the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company's shipyard, Portsmouth.
Feb. 4, 1898
p.2 Will Make It a Good Harbor - The minister of public works, in acknowledging the Montreal board of trade's endorsement of the Kingston board's resolution urging the importance of the Kingston harbor, said that it was his intention to do everything in his power to give more accommodation in the harbor of Kingston, and added that this department was now making a survey of that harbor, so as to be in a position to know exactly at what points the dredging should be made. [Montreal Witness]
Wants To Buy A Boat.
"Joe" Baptiste, the celebrated Indian pilot on the St. Lawrence rapids, is in the city. He is negotiating for the purchase of the steamer Jubilee for ferry purposes between Cornwall, Hoganstown and seven other points on the St. Lawrence. He thinks there is money to be made in the venture. It was expected the deal would be closed between himself and Capt. Craig before nightfall. The steamer is held at $3,000.
Feb. 5, 1898
p.2 Incidents of the Day - A new tug will be built at Ogdensburg for the George Hall company. It will take the place of the Curlew, which will remain exclusively on the river work.
The M.T. company's employees are engaged in making tarpaulins for next season's use on the barges.
Extensive repairs are being made on the tug James A. Walker, among which is the building of a new upper deck.
p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Jubilee has not yet been disposed of. The deal between the Indian pilot Baptiste and Capt. Craig is still pending.
Feb. 7, 1898
p.4 Sporting Paragraphs - The Kingston ice-yacht club has yet at least 9 races to run off, as follows: Best in three races for the club pennant; best in three for the Calvin-Macnee trophy, and the best in three for the Walker cup, in which the Cape Vincent boats take part. The first two series will be determined by points and the latter by straight position.
To Make Daily Trips.
During the coming season the new American line to Montreal will inaugurate a daily trip, the steamers Empire State and New York being placed on the route. The first named steamer will go down on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and the New York on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The trip will be so arranged that Sundays will also be included. It is expected the regular Monday trips made by the Empire State last season will be continued. The steamers will call at Ogdensburg, Brockville and Cornwall in making their trips to Montreal. Prescott will not be included as a stopping point.
Wind Wafts - This morning workmen began the task of repairing the barges of the K. & M. forwarding company. The gang will include forty workmen.