The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1899

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L.O. & B. of Q. Sbt Co'y, Limited.



Commencing April 28th, will leave daily, (Sunday excepted) for Picton and intermediate Bay of Quinte ports at 8 p.m. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the steamer will call at Deseronto and Belleville.

Kingston and Rochester, N.Y.


Commencing on 30th April, will leave for Charlotte, N.Y. (port of Rochester) on Sundays at 5 p.m. Arr. Charlotte 7:00 a.m. Monday.

Right reserved to change time without notice.


J.P. Hanley

J.P. Gildersleeve Agents.



The M.T. company's lake going fleet was provisioned today.

The schooner Emerald will be engaged in the coal trade this season.

The schooner W.T. Emery, at Toronto, has been given a new foremast.

The schooner Eliza Fisher will be taken to Deseronto in a day or two, where she will be repaired.

Arthur Sparham left for Picton last evening to fit out the steward's department of the steamer Argyle.

The first schooner to enter Toronto harbor from the American shore was the Albacore with coal from Charlotte.

A heavy mist covered the harbor last evening, completely excluding the islands from sight from the main shore.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa will leave tomorrow night for Toledo to load grain for Kingston.

The steamer Johnston today removed a quantity of rope and other material from the Grand Trunk freight sheds to Garden Island.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts Dunmore and Winnipeg will clear for Toledo tomorrow midnight to load grain for this port.

Capt. Winburne, Wolfe Island, will appear again at Thousand Island Park this summer in the interest of the R. & O. navigation company.

Although there is still considerable ice floating ice in the bay, the steamer Hero left Swift's dock at three o'clock this afternoon on her first trip.

The tug Thomson with the barge Kingston cleared for Charlotte last evening to load 1,500 tons of coal for the M.T. company's use at this port.

The schooner Fabiola was hauled from Crawford's dock to Anglin's slip above the bridge this morning, where the remainder of her cargo will be unloaded.

Floating ice has now blocked the harbor for ten days, due to the absense of a favorable wind to drive it out. It is something unusual for the ice to remain for so long a time after breaking up.

Capt. Grass, of Sarnia, engaged for the past couple of weeks in fitting out the steamer Armenia at Garden Island, will bring her across to Kingston today. He expects to leave on Wednesday for the upper lakes to engage in the lumber trade.

The steamers Rosemount and Bannockburn have been shifted from their winter moorings to the Queen street wharf. They will leave for the upper lakes on Saturday if the Welland canal is opened on Monday.

The steamer Chili has been chartered for corn at 2 3/4 cents from Duluth to Buffalo. From Duluth to Kingston 3 1/4 cents is offered on corn, and 4 1/2 cents on wheat. The opening rates on coal to the head of Lake Superior has been fixed at thirty cents. Local rates on coal will probably stand at 25 cents.

At the Detroit dry dock on Tuesday a ponderous engine weighing forty tons was hoisted into the hold of the steamer Aurania, being converted from a tow barge into a steam barge. The engine was lifted into the hold by means of huge steel sheers and steam hoists. It was an unusual feat.

Marine insurance rates on inland waters will be somewhat higher than last season, owing to the numerous losses last fall. A local marine official stated last evening that the companies carrying risks on inland boats undoubtedly lost considerable money and the advance is expected. The British and Foreign marine insurance company, of Buffalo, lost heavily last season largely on first class boats, and this season made an effort to increase the rates. The Union marine insurance company, also a foreign corporation, offers a slightly lower rate, and has secured many of the risks.


Late Afternoon Events.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, Capt. James Dix, will leave here Saturday morning for Port Dalhousie en route to Toledo to load timber for Garden Island. At Port Dalhousie she will remain long enough to have a new mast stepped.

A mariner wants to know who is to present the captain of the schooner Annandale with a new silk hat for being the first to bring his craft into port this spring. The harbor master thinks the customs collector should present the tile, and the customs collector thinks vice versa.

The steamer Alexandria was to leave Picton for Rochester tomorrow, but owing to the delay in the opening of the canals, she will not start until Friday of next week. John Cherry, mate, will go to Picton next Thursday.

William Stewart, Montreal, and George Hall, Ogdensburg, are in the city consulting with James Stewart in connection with the boats to be used by the Canada Atlantic railway company.

Capt. P. McGlade left on Monday for Cornwall, to take charge of the tug W.J. Poupore for the coming season.

The steamer Eurydice left Toronto today and will arrive here tomorrow noon.

Will Improve The Harbor - Port Colborne, April 20th - Government engineers arrived last evening to begin preliminary survey for the breakwater and the enlargement of the harbor, which works will be pushed with all possible despatch.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1899