The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1898

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The schooner Two Brothers will clear for Oswego when the gale abates.

The schooner Jamieson, Charlotte, arrived this morning with soft coal for James Swift & Co.

The heaviest gale, which has upset the waters in over two months, blew last night and today.

The sloop Maggie L. with grain from Bay of Quinte ports reached Richardson's elevator this morning.

The steamer John Milne, Smith's Falls, arrived in port last night bound for Oswego to load coal, but could not proceed on account of the storm.

The schooner Columbian will receive a new and powerful dynamo while at Montreal. She will be back on her route by the end of the present week.

The steamer Ralph and consort Harold, from Chicago, discharged 100,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. company's elevator today and returned up the lakes.

Repairs to the machinery of the steamer James Swift were completed last evening, and this morning the steamer resumed trips between this port and Ottawa.

Called at James Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Arundell, Alexandria Bay to Charlotte; steamer Corsican, Toronto to Montreal; steamer Bohemian, Montreal to Toronto; steamer Cambria, Toronto to Alexandria Bay.

The steamer Cambria, Toronto, arrived in port about eight o'clock this morning with a very sick crowd of passengers aboard. The steamer was tossed about all night on Lake Ontario. She proved seaworthy and arrived on time this morning. Nearly everybody aboard was "under the weather" from the effects of the storm.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Aug. 3rd - Down: schooner Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Iron Duke and barge, Chicago to Kingston, corn and rye; Armenia and barge, Thessalon to Kingston, timber; Badger State, Detroit to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 3rd - Down: steamer Rosedale, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer J.R. Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer W.L. Frost, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Iron Duke and barge Iron City, Chicago to Kingston, corn; schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber.

p.4 The Rideau, the government dredge, leaves Friday for Kingston Mills to resume her old job of dredging the Cataraqui river. On the way it will stop at Smith's Falls, Newboro and other stations to clean out the locks.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, timber laden from Toledo, arrived at Garden Island today at noon.


New Whaleback Steamer.

West Superior, Wis., Aug. 4th - The largest whaleback ever built, the steamer Alexander McDougall, has left the slip at the barge works and gone to the Missabee ore dock to load with 6,000 tons of ore for her maiden trip down the great lakes.

Capt. McDougall, the inventor of the whaleback, is of the opinion that lake boats will soon be going direct from Superior to Europe. He says: "Next year the new Canadian canal will be opened and offer a broader field for lake carriers. Boats carrying 2,000 to 2,200 tons will be able to go direct from Duluth to Montreal and Quebec, and thence to England and European ports. Within the next five years I expect to see a fleet of at least a hundred boats of this class trading between Duluth and European ports."

Calvin & Co. today sent their thirteenth raft this season to Quebec in tow of the tug Parthia. The raft contained about 120,000 feet of timber.

Booth & Co. have chartered the schooner Two Brothers to carry coal from Oswego for the Folger Co.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Armenia and consort Valencia, Lake Michigan ports, arrived at Garden Island this afternoon with timber.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1898