The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jul 1898

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The schooner Singapore cleared for Oswego today.

The steamer Alexandria, from Montreal, touched at Craig's wharf last evening.

The schooner Fabiola, coal laden from Oswego, arrived at Swift's wharf today.

The M.T. company's boats have kept the government dry dock busy for the past month.

The sloop Hattie Ann, from Deseronto, unloaded a cargo of bunchwood at the foot of Princess street yesterday.

The R. & O. navigation steamer Spartan, bound from Toronto to Montreal, and Algerian, from Montreal to Toronto, touched today at Swift's wharf.

Yesterday the steamer Turret Court, of the Black Diamond line, collided with and damaged Black's bridge in Lachine canal. Traffic will be suspended until repairs are made.

The steamer Cambria, from Ogdensburg to Toronto with about 200 excursionists aboard, touched at Swift's wharf last evening. She leaves Toronto again tomorrow morning for Ogdensburg and Thousand Island resorts.

First Called The Mary Taylor.

The schooner Loretta Roney, although thirty-two years old, is still able for many season's work. She was built in the Kingston ship yard in the winter of 1866-67 for G. Thurston, who sold her at that time to Capt. Thomas Taylor, now inspector of inland Lloyds. Capt. Taylor sailed her for several years in the lake trade, when she was known as the Mary Taylor. His first mate was Capt. M. Patterson, now owner of the schooner Two Brothers. The schooner was sold to the Roney brothers, of Port Hope, who rebuilt her and gave her the name of Loretta Roney. They sailed her for many years on the lake, and she afterwards passed into the hands of Capt. Barnhardt, of Deseronto. Last winter while moored at the Bay of Quinte town, she took fire and was partly burned. A substantial fire risk was held on her, and Capt. Barnhardt received from the insurance companies some six hundred dollars. This spring Capt. E.A. Booth, sr., purchased the schooner in her damaged condition for Capt. Gus. Hinckley for a few hundred dollars. Capt. Booth dismantled her, leaving the foremast alone standing, and made necessary repairs. The then barge Loretta Roney was placed in the pulp wood traffic between this port and Dexter, N.Y., paying for herself in two trips. She was towed by the steamer J.G. Nichols, also owned by Capt. Nichols. That traffic is pretty well played out at present, and the Loretta Roney is now tied up at the Atlantic wharf, foot of Princess street, and will likely remain idle for the remainder of the season. She has earned many dollars in her day.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, July 29th - Down: steamer Gov. Smith, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Myles, Algoma to Hamilton, general cargo; steamer Nipigon, Chassell to Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Melbourne, Marquette to Ogdensburg, lumber; steamer Orion, McGregor's Bay to Collins Bay, timber; barge Waubaushene, McGregor's Bay to Collins Bay, timber; barge Muskoka, McGregor's Bay to Collins Bay, timber.

Port Colborne, July 29th - Down: steamer Myles, Algoma Mills to Hamilton, lumber; steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Orion and barges, McGregor's Bay to Kingston, timber; steamer Bannockburn and barges, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer Cuba, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Empire State, Detroit to Ogdensburg, general cargo.


Notes From Goderich.

foundation of new elevator for Mooers company proceeding;

The Todman that suffered from the elevator fire last season is now a three master, but is not yet ready for trade.

The steamers City of London and Carmona are plying to and fro across Lake Huron, but not many visitors have yet arrived to stay.

p.6 Snips - The Standard oil company's barge, which ran ashore in Cedar rapids, has been landed in Montreal none the worse of her mishap.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jul 1898