The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1898

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p.1 A Thrilling Experience - steam yacht Castanet in trouble returning workmen from Nichol's place (Nokomis) on Howe Island; tiller chains parted while running in a gale on the river.


Twice Daily (Sunday excepted) between


The Fast Sidewheel Iron Steamer


Will, until further notice, leave Swift's wharf, Kingston, Twice Daily, at 4:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. for Cape Vincent, connecting with the R.W. & O. R.R., for all points East, West and South.

Caution - You will save 75 cents by purchasing tickets to Kingston only, and take this steamer to Cape Vincent. Do not listen to false reports and mis-statements made by our rivals. Tickets on board steamer. Only 25 cents each way. Cut this out and send to your friends.

For further information address J.P. Hanley, Ticket Agent, Kingston, Ont.

p.2 Two Very Large Excursions - a puff for the steamer Caspian.


"Besides the spacious accommodation which the steamer affords, she has many other commendable features. An official points out the various places of interest as the steamer glides by. The courteous purser, W.R. Tandy, makes it a point to look after the happiness of those aboard who are out for pleasure, and his comprehension of their needs shows him to be specially fitted for the responsible office he occupies. His many kind services receive warm appreciation. The meals served are unsurpassed in point of excellence, and are served by a large staff of obliging waiters, whom stewart J.R. Rosseau has shown special care in selecting. This very important department is excellently managed. The company's motto, "Under Two Flags," is printed on the back of the menu cards, and the crossed flags of the two great Anglo-Saxon speaking countries are suggestive of the vast patronage enjoyed by the company from residents of both nations."


The R. & O. company have twenty-four steamers in service.

The tug Active cleared for Montreal today with three barges grain-laden.

The tug Bronson and barge Iowa are in the government dry dock receiving repairs.

The steamer King Ben arrived from Montreal Saturday night with a general cargo.

The steamer Parthia was engaged in transferring withes from the Mutual wharf to Garden Island this morning.

The steamer James Swift cleared this morning for Ottawa with a large passenger list and a heavy load of freight.

The lost propellor of the steamer Columbian has been located near Thousand Island park and will be raised at once.

This morning the steamer H.P. Bigelow, Alexandria Bay, arrived in port with a fishing party aboard, bound up the Rideau.

The tug Bronson left port Saturday evening with four grain-laden barges, exchanging at Prescott and returning with three light barges.

The steamer Cambria, Toronto, bound for Alexandria Bay, touched at Swift's wharf yesterday. She had upwards of 250 passengers aboard.

The steamer New York has paid a fine of $50 to Cornwall customs office for having allowed cigarettes to be sold on board while tied up at the wharf on Sunday last.

The steamer North King was over an hour late in arriving from Charlotte yesterday. She was crowded with pleasure seekers. Each season this staunch steamer is becoming more popular.

The steamer Richelieu left this morning for Cape Vincent, beginning her regular twice-daily trips between that port and Kingston. She carried over twenty-five passengers this morning, and had also considerable freight.

During Saturday afternoon the steamer Hero towed the steamer Columbian from Swift's wharf to the dry dock, which the Columbian entered as soon as the steamer Tilley was floated out. The Columbian had a new wheel adjusted, and upon leaving the dock cleared for Ogdensburg from which port she carried 1,000 excursionists among the islands yesterday. She went down to Montreal this morning.

Incidents of the Day - The United States revenue cutter Onondaga, built at Cleveland, Ohio, arrived at Ogdensburg on Friday, where she will be cut in two before proceeding to the coast.

p.3 Collins Bay, Aug. 13th - ...The steamer Orion has gone to Detroit to load grain. Three of the company's barges are tied up for repairs....

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer Algonquin has been chartered to carry corn from Chicago to Kingston at one and seven-eighth cents a bushel.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, arrived at Booth & Co.'s docks today with a cargo of coal.

The steamer Bothnia is under contract to carry wheat from Toledo to Kingston at two and one quarter cents.

The car transport International left Davis' drydock today. She was inspected by government officials and her repairs approved of.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1898