The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1899

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The steamers Algonquin and Rosedale are being fitted out at Owen Sound.

The schooner Annandale, light, cleared for Charlotte this morning to load coal.

The steamer Eurydice will enter Davis' dry dock next week for a few necessary repairs.

The schooner Minnedosa was released from the government graving dock this morning.

The schooner Pilot and sloop Minnie left for Stella last evening to load grain for this port.

Capt. A. Potter of this city will command the tug Edmund this season on the Rideau canal.

The tug Thomson with the barge Kingston, coal laden, arrived from Charlotte this morning.

The barge Maggie leaves Davis' dry dock tomorrow, and will be replaced by the steamer King Ben.

The schooner Annie Falconer, Capt. Simmons, cleared for Charlotte this morning for a cargo of coal.

Repairs to Welland canal are about completed, and it is likely the canal will be opened on Monday.

The tug Maggie May and barge Dandy cleared last night light for Napanee to load grain for Richardson & Sons.

The Merchants' Montreal line of steamers will open the seaon on Tuesday, the first steamer leaving Cleveland on that day.

The steamer Chicora arrived in port from Toronto today and will enter the government dry dock for inspection and light repairs.

The steamer Hamilton, of the R. & O. navigation line, will begin a weekly service between Montreal and Hamilton as soon as the canals are opened.

The steamer Alexandria will this season be again commanded by Capt. Smith, with C.D. Wilson, purser; D. Shannon, assistant, and H.W. Sheriff, steward.

The steamer North King was towed from the spile dock to Swift's wharf yesterday by the tug Jackman. She begins her regular run to Charlotte on Sunday, April 30th.

The Lake Superior steamship company has purchased the steamer Osceola from a syndicate of Port Huron vesselmen for $30,000. She will run between Chicago and Duluth.

The steamer Eurydice reached port from Toronto today, and will be brought into service when wrecking operations are started on the tug James A. Walker, sunk off Nicholson's Island.

The rumor that the steamer Islander had been seized by special United States customs inspector Day at Alexandria Bay is unfounded. The Islander is still running her regular trips from Clayton.

Vessels engaged in the ore trade between Escanaba and Chicago will be paid from twenty-five cents to twenty-seven and a half cents a ton this season. This is an advance of ten cents over last year's rate.

Capt. Leo Barnard, Sault Ste. Marie, reports the ice in Mud Lake to be fifteen inches thick. Between Lime Island and Sweets Island in St. Mary's river the ice is twenty-two inches in thickness. He places the opening date at May 2nd.

Capt. A. Miller will have charge of the steamer New York this season. The American line to Montreal will begin service about June 15th, but the date of starting will depend on the summer schedule of the New York Central railway.

Capt. Alexander Mitchell has purchased the schooner W.Y. Emery, now lying in Toronto harbor, and has gone up to fit up and make repairs to the schooner. He has contracted to carry granite from Kingston to Toronto, and bring back coal from Oswego. The contract is for the full season.

Before the steamer Empire State goes into commission this season her false sides will be removed, with a view to increasing her speed and making her still more comfortable in running the rapids, though she now takes them very easily. The Empire State holds the fastest record from Clayton to Montreal.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The sloop Maggie L. left for Stella this morning for a cargo of grain.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1899