The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1899

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Thomas Clancy, watchman, joined the crew of the steamer Hero today.

The steamer Ocean, Hamilton to Montreal, passed down Saturday evening.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Charlotte this morning to load coal.

The propeller Persia, Hamilton to Montreal, touched at Craig's wharf yesterday.

The sloop Minnie, with sand from Rudd's quarry, arrived in port yesterday.

Two barges were loaded with corn at Richardsons' elevator this morning for Montreal. The schooner Kate, from Wellington, discharged wheat at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorst, Toledo to Kingston with grain, left the Welland canal today.

The schooner Katie Eccles, with wheat from Brighton, was expected at Richardsons' elevator this afternoon.

The tug Maggie May and barge Dandy, with peas from Trenton, were among the arrivals at Richardsons' elevator today.

The steamer Armenia, with schooners Queen of the Lakes and Singapore, left Port Colborne Sunday morning, upward bound.

The schooner Annie Falconer cleared for Charlotte yesterday morning to load coal for this port.

Capt. Vanalstine, Picton, this season commences his fortieth year as a sailor, having shipped in 1859 in the scow Mary Adelaide.

Called at W.G. Craig & Co.'s wharf - steamers Ocean, Lake Michigan, Persia, on their way from Hamilton to Montreal on their first trip of the season.

The steamer Chicora, Niagara navigation company, was released from the government graving dock on Saturday night, and left for Toronto yesterday morning. Before going she ran over to Garden Island, returned and saluted with her whistle.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Toledo to Kingston with wheat, reached the Welland canal yesterday morning. While entering Port Colborne harbor the Glengarry struck an ice jam and before the steamer could free herself the Minnedosa closed up with considerable headway. In the collision the latter carried away her bowsprit. Canal tugs broke a passage through the ice and the Glengarry continued her journey.

Silver Medal Presented.

Shortly before the steamer North King backed out from Swift's wharf last evening on her first trip of this season, Thomas Clancy, a well known watchman, was presented with a large silver medal by Capt. Donnelly, inspector for Inland Lloyds. Thomas Clancy, a resident of Ontario street, has served the Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte navigation company for some twenty years, and has never been found negligent in duty. These years he has spent on the steamers North King and Hero, and a more faithful employee would be difficult to find. The medal is suspended from a silver bar bearing the word champion, and on one side shows a cut of the North King and a string of maple leaves. On the other side is this inscription, "Awarded to Thomas Clancy, champion ship keeper of Canada, by Thomas Donnelly, inspector of vessels, Kingston, 1899." As the steamer left the wharf she gave three toots of the whistle in honor of Thomas.

An immense crowd of people assembled on Swift's wharf last evening to watch the departure of the steamer North King. She steamed away sharp on the stroke of five o'clock with a small passenger list.


Incidents of the Day.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consorts Ceylon and Augustus arrived from Toronto last night with timber for the Calvin company.

The steamer America had a trial run around the harbor this morning. She is already for the excursion season.

This morning the steamer New Island Wanderer began making two trips between this city and Cape Vincent.

The steamer James Swift was expected to arrive in port tonight from Smith's Falls on her first trip of the season.,

The propeller Cuba, for Montreal, lightened 100 tons of wire here today.

The fog horn at Nine Mile Point was sounded Sunday morning for the first time this season. A dense fog covered the lake, which continued last night and this morning.

She Will Be A Beauty - R. Davis & Sons have received an order from Henry Barber, Toronto, for a steam yacht, to be ready for July 1st. Her dimensions will be fifty-five feet long and ten feet wide with triple expansion engine of 140 horse power and water tube boiler. Her expected speed will be fourteen miles an hour. The cabin will be of mahogany finish, and the entire cost will be $3,700.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1899