The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1898

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p.2 A Very Fine Craft - The Empire State, one of the American line steamers, carries a crew of forty and is up-to-date in all its appointments. Capt. Miller and mate Martin are trustworthy officers and handle the craft with much skill. They are genial and approachable and continually win the good will of the patrons by their kindly offices. Purser Vandewater and steward Maling, too, make friends. They are quick and obliging. The steward, with an excellent staff of waiters, waits upon the hungry tourists with taste and comfort. The meals are exceptionally good, if not leading any boat on the line. The boat is finely illuminated with electricity; the state rooms clean and bright. Altogether the State, steady and fast, has won a name for herself

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The tug Walker with two barges sailed for Charlotte last evening.

The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal yesterday with four grain-laden barges.

The sloop Peruvian is unloading bunchwood at Fisher's brewery, Portsmouth.

The schooner Fleetwing, Charlotte, is at the cotton mill wharf unloading coal.

The schooner Fabiola, Oswego, is discharging a cargo of coal at James Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts Melrose and Selkirk, are expected from Chicago tonight.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts, with 155,000 bushels of corn from Chicago, will arrive in port this evening.

The schooner Maggie L., from Bay of Quinte ports, discharged 3,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator yesterday.

The schooner Bella Hanscomb, from Sandusky, unloaded coal at the penitentiary wharf and cleared yesterday for the upper lakes.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa were discharged at the M.T. company's elevator last night, and cleared for Duluth this morning.

The Richelieu & Ontario steamer Quebec ran into the barge Marie Louise on Sunday near Three Rivers. The barge sank in three minutes. The crew were rescued.

The steamer Golden City was burned to the water's edge at Lakefield on Sunday night. Two of the hands who were sleeping on her had a narrow escape. Loss $5,000; partial insurance.

Touched at James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Corsican, Toronto to Montreal; steamer Bohemian, Montreal to Toronto; steamer Arundell, Charlotte to Alexandria Bay; steamer James Swift from Ottawa.

Directors of the R. & O. navigation company say that this is the first year the steamer Columbian has been made to pay. They like the "game" and intend staying in it as long as there is money to be made.

Incidents of the Day - Fog delayed the steamer Empire State on Monday night for three hours in the Soulanges canal. Her Kingston passengers were brought to their destination by the steamer Jessie Bain last night from Clayton. The Bain made a fast run up. The season is nearing a close among the islands.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - A small tug with three coal laden barges from Oswego passed here last evening on route for Ottawa.

The steamer Armenia arrived at Garden Island this morning with a cargo of coal from Charlotte.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1898