The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1899

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p.1 The steamer Island Wanderer with Capt. John Donnelly, sr., aboard, left for up the lake to intercept the steamer Eurydice, towing the schooner Grantham and tug Walker. The Eurydice is short of coal and the tow will be taken over by the Wanderer.

The annual meeting of the St. Lawrence river steamboat company was held this morning in the office of the Folger Bros. The old officers and directors were re-elected and a dividend of six per cent was declared.

The steamer Columbian returned to the city today from Niagara where she conveyed the 3rd Dragoons to camp.

p.2 The Annual Meeting - The annual meeting of the Thousand Island steamboat company was held yesterday at Cape Vincent. The old officers and board of directors were reappointed. A dividend of six per cent was declared.



The tug Active arrived from Montreal with four light barges.

The schooner Wave Crest, Oswego, is at Swift & Co.'s wharf discharging coal.

The schooner Fabiola cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for Swift & Co.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from bay ports, unloaded wheat at Richardsons' elevator today.

The schooner Eliza White loaded 5,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator today for Toronto.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, with timber from Toledo, is in the Welland canal en route to Garden Island.

The steamer Badger State is at the M.T. company elevator with 25,000 bushels of corn from Chicago.

The steamer Arundel will resume her trips from Oswego to Alexandria Bay on June 19th, but will not call at Kingston this season.

The schooner Helvetia is now at Ogdensburg en route to Cleveland. The schooner will be towed by one of George Hall's tugs to Port Dalhousie.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa from Fort William, arrived this morning at the M.T. company's elevator with 86,000 bushels of wheat.

The Walker Coming - It was expected that the Donnelly wreckers would leave Nicholson's Island this morning with the tug Walker. The tug is chained up under the hull of the schooner Grantham, and will be towed to this port in that manner, after which she will be pumped out and dry-docked. If fine weather favors the passage the Walker will arrive here some time tonight in tow of the steamer Eurydice.

The Winnipeg Stuck - The lake barge Winnipeg, a consort of the S.S. Bannockburn, caused much trouble at the M.T. company's dock this morning. On Monday she was hauled on the ways to have some repairs made, but when finished it was found impossible to move her. This morning the Bannockburn, Glengarry and two tugs were at work trying to pull the Winnipeg off.

What He Remembers - Warren Fairman's memories of the early steamboats Charlotte, Dalhousie, Sir James Kempt, William IV, Henry Gildersleeve.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer James Swift is in Davis' dry dock having a new wheel adjusted.

On Saturday last the steamer Caspian broke the record between Cobourg and Kingston. She made the run in seven hours and five minutes.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1899