The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1899

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p.3 North King's First Trip - description of trip to Brockville.



The schooner Fleetwing arrived on Saturday night at Swift's wharf with a load of coal.

The schooner Freeman arrived from Sodus on Saturday night with coal for R. Crawford & Co.

The steamer Columbian, of the R. & O. line, left today for Prescott to convey troops to the Niagara camp.

The steamer James Swift reached port on Saturday night from Ottawa, returning today. She is doing good business this season on the Rideau route.

The schooners Maggie L. and Laura D. arrived this morning at Richardsons' elevator with 3,500 and 2,700 bushels of wheat, respectively, from Bay ports.

The tugs Active and Thomson arrived last night at the M.T. company's wharf with eight light barges, the Active clearing again today with four loaded barges for Montreal.

Will Not Accept The Tug.

Yesterday the Donnelly wrecking company landed the tug Walker at the M.T. company's wharf, where she now lies at the bottom of the harbor. Capt. Gaskin stated this morning that he could as yet tell nothing of the boat's condition, owing to her hidden position. This morning it was stated that Capt. Donnelly had been served with a notice that the M.T. company would not accept the tug.


The new steamer Toronto reached Swift's wharf yesterday morning at 4:30 o'clock, on its initial trip down the St. Lawrence. She went on down to Prescott, returning to the city yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. A great crowd of people were on the wharf, eager to catch the first glimpse of this floating palace. They boarded her before the steamer had stopped, and in a minute thronged every deck and passage way. Their words of admiration spoke but briefly of the beauty and grace of construction, the elaborate furnishings and the commodious apartments of the new steamer. It is safe to say that there is no finer vessel plying the inland waters of the continent than the Toronto. The R. & O. navigation company, the owners of the vessel, are to be congratulated on their latest acquisition. This Canadian company, controlling the best boats on the lake and river, well deserve the success that is theirs. Their action in naming the craft in honor of the Canadian capital will meet with favor by all.

Was Launched Today - Oakville, June 19th - The McLeod, Canada's Cup defender, was successfully launched at 11:30 o'clock today in the presence of about fifty townspeople. The Payne boat will not be ready for launching until about the middle of July.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1899