The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1898

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The schooner Annie Falconer will clear for Charlotte this evening

The tug Hiram Easton, Ottawa, is in town having her wheel fixed.

The tug Thomson left for Montreal today with six grain-laden barges.

The steamer Quebec arrived from Montreal yesterday with a general cargo.

The schooner Acacia, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Booth & Co.'s yard.

The tugs Thomson and Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal on Saturday with six light barges.

The schooner Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, arrived today with a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The sloop Minnie, from bay ports, discharged a cargo of peas at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Wm. Johnston was engaged today transporting withes from the mutual wharf to Garden Island.

The steamer Caspian came up from Alexandria Bay yesterday afternoon and left this morning for Montreal.

Yesterday the steamer Columbian made a fifty mile ramble among the islands, having a large number of excursionists aboard.

The tug Bronson with six light barges from Montreal arrived in port yesterday and returned today with four barges, grain-laden.

The R. & O. Navigation Company's steamer Richelieu was expected in port today to begin daily trips between Kingston and Gananoque.

The tug Harvest left the government dry dock Saturday evening and the tug Jessie Hall and barge Corncrib entered this morning for repairs.

This morning the barge Dandy loaded 100 tons of coal at James Swift & Co.'s wharf for Westport and Morton. The tug Maggie May took the Dandy up to her destination.

Called at James Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer North King, Charlotte; steamer Arundell, Charlotte; steamer Varuna, Thousand Island park; steamer James Swift, Ottawa.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consort Dunmore arrived from Toledo Saturday with 110,000 bushels of corn. The steamer cleared again yesterday for Toledo with the schooner Melrose.

While coming up from Ottawa on Saturday the steamer James Swift became disabled through her cylinder head being blown out. She was towed part of the way by the steamyacht Tekona and reached port in charge of the steamer James Milne. Repairs will be made at the Kingston foundry.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, July 29th - Down: steamer Tilley, Fort William to Montreal, general cargo; Van Allen and barge, Serpent River to Oswego, lumber.

Kickers To the Rescue.

On Saturday afternoon about six o'clock the steamer James Swift blew out her cylinder when about a mile below Jones' Falls on the way to Kingston. She would have been in some difficulty but, as usual, the members of the K.U. were on hand. They immediately put out in their steam yacht Tekona from their camp at Coldspring Cove and towed the James Swift for several miles at a good pace. The boys secured some supper from the steamer and after tea provided music for the passengers who crowded the bow of the disabled vessel. Finally, two miles below Seeley's Bay, the Tekona was relieved by the steamer John Milne, and Capt. Malone turned his helm for camp amid the enthusiastic cheers of the Swift's passengers.

The North King's Trip.

Between two and three hundred excursionists went down the river yesterday morning on the North King, returning at six o'clock. The day was a delightful one for a sail on the St. Lawrence, and the staunch old steamer made her run on good time. Rockport was reached about noon, and there the American passengers were transferred to the Jessie Bain and carried over to Alexandria Bay and back again to board the King for the return trip. After over two hours' stay at the Bay the latter boat returned to Rockport with passengers she had there taken on, then crossing the river once more, she came up through the American channel. The King follows a different course for a part of the way, while going down the Canadian channel, than the other excursion steamers. Keeping farther out in the river, she dodges among islands so close on either side that one could toss a penny ashore. It seems to be a favorite trip for amateur photographers, several of whom were aboard yesterday, and the brilliant sunlight and ever-shifting scenes enabled them to snap many pretty views.

p.6 Snips - The steamer Calvin and consort Ceylon left Garden Island this morning, the first mentioned going to Thessalon river, the Ceylon going only as far as Toledo.

The tug Maggie May and barge arrived from Rideau canal points today with wood.

The schooner Acacia, Charlotte, is at Booth & Co.'s wharf with a load of coal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1898