The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1898

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p.1 The steamer Rosedale was floated out of the government dry dock last evening, and will lie alongside the dock wharf until further interior work is completed. The Rosedale entered the dock at eight o'clock on the evening of Dec. 30th last, thus her dockage fees cover 173 days.

A portion of the severed revenue cutter Gresham was placed in Cantin's dry dock, Montreal, on Monday, and the other section will be let in tomorrow.

The sloop Volunteer arrived from Deseronto this morning and is unloading bunchwood at the Grove Inn dock.



Rochester, Oswego, Kingston and Alexandria Bay.

Steamer leaves Swift's Wharf Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays at 10 a.m. for Oswego and Charlotte.

Leaves Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Thousand Islands and Alexandria Bay.

Making direct connection at Oswego for New York.

For further information and rate of fares see




The schooner Kate has been hauled out on the marine ways, Portsmouth, for a complete caulking.

The steamer W. Johnston was engaged today in carrying withes from the mutual wharf to Garden Island.

The steamer Persia, bound down, called at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning. Her passengers spent an hour sightseeing.

When the steamer Orion discharges her cargo of corn she will leave for Montreal to take on lighthouse supplies for distribution.

The steamer Arundell, from Charlotte and Oswego, touched at Swift's wharf today on her first trip of the season between the above named ports and Alexandria Bay.

Clearances - Steamer St. Andrew, Fort William, light; tug Thomson, Montreal, six barges; steamer Iron Duke and consort Iron City, canal, light; schooner Fleetwing, Charlotte, light.

Arrivals - Steamer Saturn, Chicago, 28,700 bushels of corn; barges Waubishene and Muskoka, Chicago, 60,000 bushels of corn; steamer St. Lawrence, Chicago, 108,000 bushels of oats; steamer Topeka, Chicago, 55,000 bushels of corn; tug Thomson, Montreal, light; steamer St. Andrew, Fort William, 37,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Thomas Dobbie, Toledo, 21,500 bushels of corn; steamer King Ben, Montreal, general merchandise.

p.3 The Lighthouse Steamer - The contract for transporting the yearly supplies to the government lighthouses on inland waters has been let to the steamer Seguin, owned by J.B. Miller, Parry Sound. The steamer commences at Montreal, and calls at every government station in the St. Lawrence river and on the great lakes, the trip taking about one month. The contract price is understood to be about $3,800, some $200 cheaper than has usually been paid for the work.

Thousand Island Park, June 20th - ....The R. & O. company's steamers will call here in future. The Hero called for the first time this season on Wednesday with an excursion from Kingston. The steamer Capt. Visgar carried a good load of excursionists to Kingston on Friday. The steamer Arundell will make her appearance on the river for the first time this season today.....The steamer Where Now, Kingston, Capt. L.B. Spencer, arrived on Saturday and occupies her accustomed berth at the steamboat dock.

Collins Bay, June 21st - The steamer Tecumseh and barge Marengo are unloading timber for the C.B.R. company. The tug Petrel went to Belleville to bring down a raft for the company.

p.4 Portion Of The Crew Paid Off - The steamer Orion will likely lay up as soon as her cargo of corn is discharged here. Freight rates on grain from Chicago to Kingston are only one and three-fourths cents a bushel, which scarcely pays the coal bill for small boats. The Orion's deck crew was paid off this morning.

p.6 Thrown Over The Wheel - Last night a wheelsman on the steamer Spartan, named Hamilo, met with a painful accident as the boat was coming up the Cornwall canal. The steamer was thrown against the bank of the canal by the heavy wind, and the rudder striking the ground, sent the wheel spinning around at a lively rate. Hamilo, on duty, was thrown with violence over the wheel, and received a deep gash on his arm and leg, and was otherwise bruised. Dr. C.J. McCambridge, on board, dressed the wounds, and on arrival here Hamilo was sent to the general hospital.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1898