The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1899

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p.2 Will Stop at Brockville - steamer North King will make Brockville the terminus of her Sunday trips down the river; U.S. coasting laws make it illegal for Canadian boats to carry passengers between American ports; $200 fine for each violation.

Could Get No Men - John Donnelly offered $1.25 per day for laborers to work on raising the tug Walker - no takers.

p.3 The Bohemian's First Trip - The steamer Bohemian, of the R. & O. line, arrived up from Montreal Wednesday at half past two with a good passenger list. On account of the steamer Toronto not starting until Saturday the Bohemian is making one round trip this week, after which she will run between Prescott and Montreal. Last year this steamer was rebuilt especially for running the rapids, and during the past winter has been completely refurnished and painted. The decorations are of a very rich character. The dining room on the main deck is capable of seating 125. Capt. A. Dunlop, late of the Algerian, is in command, with Samuel Putnam, of Napanee, as first mate. W.R. Tandy is purser and Alexander Milne, chief engineer.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fleetwing cleared today for Oswego.

The steamer Ocean, from Montreal, touched at this port this morning.

The government tug entered the dry dock this afternoon for some repairs.

The schooner Falconer, from Oswego, arrived at Craig's wharf with coal this afternoon.

The steamer Caspian arrived from Montreal this afternoon and proceeded on her route to Toronto at three o'clock.

The steamer Argyle is to start on June 24th, to run between Toronto and the Thousand Islands, touching at Charlotte, Oswego and Kingston.


The schooner Freeman cleared last night for Oswego.

Two barges were loaded at Richardsons' elevator yesterday for Montreal.

The steamer Columbian will carry the 16th and 49th battalions to Niagara camp, leaving Belleville at ten o'clock on Tuesday morning next.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, June 14th - Up: steamer Rosemount and barges Melrose and Selkirk, Kingston to Duluth, light; steamer Glengarry and barge Winnipeg, Kingston to Toledo, light; steamer Orion, Kingston to Cleveland, light.

Down: steamer D.D. Calvin, Marquette to Deseronto, ore; barge Augustus, Toledo to Kingston, timber.

Port Colborne, June 14th - Up: steamer Rosemount, Kingston to Duluth, light.

Down: barge Grampian, Duluth to Kingston, wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1899