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

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p.2 Lake Ontario Park - the Evening Programme - "The blowing up of the Maine was attempted, but after the explosion the formidable looking craft rested silently on the water as though nothing had happened....Not to disappoint their patrons they will place another mine under the boat and blow her up tonight, when everyone is welcome to see the sight...."


The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal today with five grain-laden barges.

The tug Mabel Macdonald is in the government dry-dock for slight repairs.

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

It was the schooner Eliza White which Capt. Oliver purchased this week, not the Eliza Fisher as reported.

The steamer Ketchum and consort Owen left port for Oswego this morning to load coal for the upper lakes.

The steamer Arundell, on the Rochester-Alexandria Bay route, passed up on her last trip this morning. She will sail during the Toronto fair season from Charlotte to Port Hope, replacing the North King.

The S.S. Bannockburn from Toledo with 65,000 bushels of corn arrived at the M.T. company's elevator last night, making the round trip since last Friday morning. She left today with the schooner Dunmore to load grain at Detroit.

p.3 A Great Vessel - Chicago, Sept. 1st - The Maia, a 6,000 ton steel boat, constructed by the Chicago shipbuilding company, today joined the fleet of the Minnesota steamship company. The Maia is 376 feet keel, 390 feet over all, forty-eight feet beam, and twenty-six feet deep. It is the thirty-third boat built by the Chicago shipbuilding company. All are in active service. The fleet will carry 150,000 tons in a single trip.


A Big Suit Threatened.

A Buffalo lawyer has served the R. & O. navigation company with the necessary papers in a suit for $26,000 damages. Plaintiff and his wife were guests at a Clayton, N.Y., hotel last summer, and were desirous of running the rapids. The steamer Algerian passed down on the morning in question, and plaintiff claims the steamer left Clayton ten minutes ahead of the advertised time, causing him delay, inconvenience and loss of money. He places damages at $26,000. The log book of the Algerian shows that she left Clayton at the proper hour.

The Vessels Ashore.

The steamer Ocean is ashore near Iroquois, having gone on this morning. The Calvin wrecking company has despatched a steamer and lighter to her. The steamer King Ben was also sent down to the aid of the New York, ashore near Doran's Island.

The Calvin wrecking crew succeeded in relieving the New York this afternoon.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1898