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

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p.2 Personal Mention - The Danish yacht Duen, with countess Schimmelmann on board, left port for Oswego this morning. The countess will work up the American shore to Chicago, where she will spend some time.

Successful Operation - Captain VanAlstine, of the steambarge Iona, had an operation performed in a Montreal hospital for appendicitis....



The schooner Fabiola cleared for Oswego this morning to load coal.

The tug Active arrived up last evening with four light barges from Montreal.

The sloop Rover is engaged in transferring lumber from Rathbun's yard to Wolfe Island.

The schooner Fleetwing, with coal for J. Swift & Co., was expected in from Big Sodus this afternoon.

The steamer Algerian from Toronto and steamer Spartan from Montreal touched at Swift's wharf today.

The schooners Kate, Maggie L., and Laura D. cleared yesterday for bay ports to load grain for J. Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Arundell, with her full complement of passengers, touched at Swift's wharf this morning on her way to Charlotte. One more trip will finish her excursions among the islands this season, and during the Toronto fair term she will take the steamer North King's route. The latter will run excursions from Charlotte to Toronto.

Capt. John Oliver, formerly master of the schooner Queen of the Lakes, has purchased the schooner Eliza Fisher from Roney brothers, Port Hope. The schooner's place of registration has been changed from Port Burwell to Kingston. Capt. Oliver will engage in the local trade for the balance of this season and will take his boat to the Atlantic coast next spring.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Aug. 29th - Down: schooner Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Curtiss, Byng Inlet to Oswego, lumber; steamer Ketchum, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge Owen, Chicago to Kingston, flaxseed; steamer Smith, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 29th - Down: yacht Sport, Buffalo to Hamilton, light; steamer Kleutz, Marquette to Ogdensburg, lumber; barge R. Botsford, Marquette to Ogdensburg, lumber; steamer Tilley, Fort William to Montreal, wheat; steamer D.R. Van Allen, Serpent River to Oswego, lumber; barge Abraham Smith, Serpent River to Oswego, lumber.


The steamer Columbian by leaving a half an hour earlier than usual on her afternoon trip down the river left a party of Americans behind, who came up from the islands in the morning. The regular hour of leaving, three o'clock, was announced by the agents at Alexandria Bay, although the advertisements in Saturday night's papers gave 2:30 o'clock as the hour of leaving. Through the false announcement, seventeen of the morning excursionists were left behind and they raised a huge howl. W.P. DeWitt, New York city, in charge of the party, had many unfavorable comments to make about the Richelieu company, and claimed that the officials on the boat told the passengers they would have until three o'clock in the city. James Swift was spoken to and he offered to take them down on the evening trip, but they refused to wait over. The party were given special rates by the Folger line, and went down by the Gananoque steamer.

The Richelieu company officials were so roughly attacked they scarcely had time for explanation, yet offered the best arrangement in their power. They made a special call at Clayton at night, when on St. James' excursion, to leave two of the lady passengers who were left in the afternoon; and they and their friends offer warm thanks.

p.6 Its Completion Is Necessary - council of the board of trade met; they want the dredging of harbor to be completed without any cessation of the work.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Aug 1898