The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1899

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Canvas was stretched on the schooner Grantham yesterday.

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

The schooner Freeman cleared for Oswego last evening to load coal for Booth & Co.

There will be no change in the R. & O. navigation company's time table this season.

The schooner Eliza White left for Charlotte today to load coal for J. Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Ella Murton is moored at the old Atlantic elevator dock awaiting a cargo.

The propeller Lake Michigan, en route to Montreal, touched at Craig's wharf last evening.

The schooner Annie Minnes cleared for Wellington last evening to load grain for this port.

The steamer Persia, Hamilton to Montreal, touched at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning.

The steamer Hamilton, from Hamilton to Montreal, touched at Swift's wharf this morning.

The schooner Fleetwing arrived from Oswego yesterday afternoon with coal for J. Swift & Co.

The steambarge J.S. Nichols, from Charlotte to Cardinal, with coal, passed down last evening.

The sloops Laura D. and Madcap from bay ports unloaded oats and wheat at Richardsons' elevator today.

The steamer John Milne, coal laden, Oswego to Smith's Falls, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf last evening.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts Melrose and Selkirk, with 210,000 bushels of oats and corn from Fort William, form the longest tow that has ever come into this port.

The sloop Two Brothers, from Wolfe Island, unloaded a carload of hay at the mutual wharf this morning, and it was shipped by rail to Mississippi.

The steamer John Haggart has been leased by J.H. Dionne, Ottawa, for the season, from Seeley Moffat, Perth, and will run on the Ottawa-Montreal route.

This week Capt. Batten, Capt. Esford and Capt. Hinckley, of the R. & O. navigation company's staff, were down the river marking out a suitable channel for the new steamer Toronto. Several buoys will be located this week.

Sails were bent today on the schooner Grantham. The steamer Eurydice will be launched from the Picton ways this week, and next week both boats will be engaged in an attempt to raise the tug Walker, sunk in Lake Ontario off Nicholsons Island.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 9th - Up: steamer Saturn and barges, Collins Bay to Cleveland, light.

Down: steamer Huron, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Queen of the Lakes, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer W.B. Morley, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Byron Whitaker, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Melbourne, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo.

Port Dalhousie, May 9th - Up: steamer Queen of the West, Kingston to Duluth, light; steamer Samoa, Prescott to Chicago, light; steamer Gordon Jerry, Toronto to St. Catharines, fertilizer.

Down: steamer Rosemount and barges Selkirk and Melrose, Chicago to Kingston, oats and corn; steamer Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, general cargo.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Wave Crest cleared today for Oswego to load coal.



Below is given the old record of the steamer Persia, "The People's Favorite," a memorandum of work done by her for the season of 1898, giving the number of trips, miles and lockages made from Friday, April 22nd, at 9:25 a.m., till Wednesday, November 23rd, at 6:15 p.m.:

One trip, Toronto to Hamilton and return.

Twenty-five trips Toronto to Hamilton, St. Catharines and return.

One trip, Toronto to St. Catharines.

One trip, Toronto to St. Catharines and return.

Twenty-seven lake and river trips, from Toronto to Montreal and return, making

Lake navigation 11,438 1/4 miles

River navigation 7,470 1/4 miles

Canal navigation 2,214 miles

Total 21,122 1/2 miles

Number of lockages made 1,311.

The above was made without accident or damage. At the completion of the seasons's work she was docked and received a thorough overhauling. From her successful career she was justly named "The People's Favorite."

p.5 The Schooner Off - Owen Sound, May 10th - The schooner Sligo, that went on Surprise shoal on Monday night with a cargo of salt from Windsor, got off today by throwing overboard 500 barrels of salt.

The Strike Situation At Buffalo - May 10th - The strike situation along the docks remains practically unchanged. Contractor Connors states he is working thirteen elevators with a full force of men, and was elevating a million bushels of grain a day. Notwithstanding the statement the fact remains that there are fifty-six large steamers now in the harbor waiting to be unloaded and thirty-five more are due within the next forty-eight hours. The freight handlers along the docks are quitting work in small bunches and the work of unloading the purely freight boats is greatly retarded.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fabiola, from Oswego, coal laden for Swift & Co., and Annie Falconer, coal laden for J. Sowards, arrived in port this afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1899