The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1898

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p.1 A Trim Little Craft - This morning Davis & Sons', ship-builders, shipped to Muskoka for S.C. Gill, Steubenville, Ohio, a trim little steamyacht, the dimensions of which are: length over all, thirty-six feet; beam eight feet; depth of hold four feet. She is fitted with a compound engine of ten horse power, capable of driving her at the rate of ten miles an hour. Her boiler is the water tube variety. She cost $1,000 (sic).

For Charter - The R. & O. Steamer Columbian, (capacity 1,500), the Finest, Largest and Only Excursion Steamer with four decks on the river, is available for excursions. Address

CAPT. T.J. CRAIG, Kingston, Ont.



The schooner Acacia leaves this evening for Oswego.

The steamer Ralph and consort Harold cleared for the canal light.

The scow Volunteer took a cargo of shingles to Howe Island yesterday.

The schooner Annie Falconer cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal.

The steamer Alexandria on her way up touched at Craig's wharf last night.

The steamer Iron Duke and consort Iron City left today for the upper lakes.

The tug Bronson will clear for Montreal this evening with six grain-laden barges.

The government dredge is now working in the harbor out from the Queen Street slip.

The tug Bronson and barge Acadia were let out of the government dry dock today.

The steamer Arundell, from Alexandria Bay to Charlotte, called at Swift & Co.'s wharf today.

The barge John Parsons left the marine ways at Portsmouth last evening after slight repairs.

The steamer Spartan passed down and the steamer Bohemian passed up today, both calling at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer James Swift, from Ottawa, called at Swift & Co.'s wharf today. She will clear for Ottawa on Monday morning.

The tug Walker, with two coal-laden barges, arrived from Oswego last night. The tug cleared for Montreal with six barges.

The steamer Caspian will go on the Thousand Island route on Monday making two trips daily from Kingston. The steamer Columbian will be used as an excursion boat.

Capt. Macdonald, Montreal street, late of the steamer Spartan, left this morning for Cornwall to take command of the tug Petrel, his former charge. He has been connected with the Collins Bay Rafting company for upwards of twenty years.

Incidents of the Day - Twenty-five men are engaged in repairing the tug International in Davis' dry dock. She will be released from the dock at the end of this month.

p.3 District Dashes - Capt. Albert Reynolds, Brockville, one of the best known vesselmen on this section of the river St. Lawrence, died aged sixty-five years.

p.6 Snips - The schooner Acacia concluded today unloading her cargo of coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf and cleared for Oswego for another cargo.

The steamer Arundell from Alexandria Bay to Rochester touched at Swift's wharf this morning.

The Marine Review of July 15th says: "So far no heed has been taken by the Canadian government to the formal protest made by Spain against allowing the United States revenue cutters to pass through Canadian canals, on the ground that it is a violation of the neutrality laws. Had the dominion so desired, it would have been possible, of course, to stop the Gresham in accordance with such a protest, but the cutters Algonquin and Onondaga will, until they reach Montreal, be considered the property of the Globe iron works company, of Cleveland, the builders."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1898