The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1898

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The steamer Persia touched here this morning on her way to Montreal.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Charlotte yesterday to load coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Spartan on her way to Toronto touched at Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal last evening with two light barges and cleared again with two barges grain laden.

The S.S. Algonquin discharged her cargo of corn at the M.T. company's elevator today and leaves for the upper lakes tonight.

The steamer New York is expected to arrive here next Tuesday from Buffalo. After being docked she will be ready for business on the river.

The steamer Iron Chief, 46,000 bushels of corn, and consort Iron Cliff, 51,000 bushels of corn, from Chicago, arrived at the M.T. company's docks last evening.

Today for the first time since May 13th the slips around Richardson's elevator have been free from boats. All the small sloops are up the Bay of Quinte loading grain.

The steamer Rosedale will not likely leave the government graving dock until Tuesday next. The steamer New York will enter the dock as soon as the Rosedale is floated out.

A small accident occurred to the M.T. company's elevator and the Richardson elevator this morning, the accidents being of a similar nature. The spouts leading from the marine legs into the buildings dropped down, allowing a small quantity of grain to drop to the floors. No material loss was sustained.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, June 7th - Down: Steamer Iron Chief, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge Iron Cliff, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Samoa, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge Valencia, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Armenia, Toledo to Kingston, timber.

p.3 Bought A Fine Steam Yacht - W.H. Nichols, New York, whose residence is at Howe Island, has had a new steam yacht built for him, which, although built at Alexandria Bay, compares very favorably with the boats of Herreshoff and other noted builders. She is ninety-three feet over all, fifteen feet beam and is expected to develop a speed of fifteen miles an hour. The staterooms, of which there are five, are finished in antique oak and Georgia pine. The pilot house and rail are cherry. She has been christened the Castanet and will make her trial trip today. Her officers are: Capt. A.C. Duclon, (her builder); mate, Chauncey Wheeler; engineer, James Parker. [Watertown, N.Y., Standard]

p.5 Thousand Island Park, June 6th - ....The steamer Captain Visgar ran an excursion among the islands on Sunday.....The steamer Island Belle started this morning on the Clayton-Ogdensburg route. The steamer Nightingale started this morning on the Clayton-Fine View route. She will make four round trips a day.

p.6 Snips - The sloop Anelia cleared from Rathbun's today with lumber for Bath.

The steamer Arundell will resume its regular trips to the Thousand Islands on June 20th, leaving Charlotte on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, stopping at Oswego, Kingston, Clayton and river points.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1898