The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1899

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p.1 The steamer Hamilton did not leave Swift's wharf until seven o'clock this morning. She was late in arriving up last night.

The steamer Columbian underwent government inspection today. On Monday she will carry an excursion to Ogdensburg.

The new steamer Argyle, to run from Toronto to Alexandria Bay, will arrive at Craig's wharf tomorrow morning at seven o'clock.



The barge Toledo came off Davis' dry dock last night.

The tug Active arrived from Oswego with two coal barges.

The steambarge Nicholls left last night for Dexter, N.Y., with pulp wood.

The tug Thomson cleared last night for Montreal with five grain-laden barges.

The lake barge Minnedosa went on the government dry dock today for repairs.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts Minnedosa and Dunmore leave tonight for Fort William.

The government tug Delisle, of Port Arthur, left here yesterday for Belleville to assist in dredging operations there.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon, from Oswego with coal, and the sloop Pilot, from Trenton with wood, are unloading at Booth & Co.'s wharf.

The sloops Maggie L., from bay ports with 3,000 bushels of wheat, and the Laura D. from Trent with 3,000 bushels of peas, unloaded today at Richardsons' elevator.

Work at the tug Walker has proceeded so far that the vessel is now almost raised to her water mark and will soon be ready to be hauled on the marine railway.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 23rd - Passed down: steamer Tecumseh and barge, Houghton to Collins Bay, timber; barge J.I. Case, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber.

Passed up: steamer Glengarry and barge, Kingston to Fort William, light; steamer D.D. Calvin and barges, Kingston to Two Harbors, light.

Port Dalhousie, June 23rd - Passed up: steamer D.D. Calvin, Deseronto to Two Harbors, light; barge Ceylon, Deseronto to Two Harbors, light.

To Bring Up the Tug Bronson - The tug Active left today for Alexandria Bay to bring the tug Bronson up. The latter is aground at the Bay, and will first require to be pumped out. On arriving here the work of rebuilding the wreck will be commenced.

They Salute Now.

Evidence that the bitter steamboat war on the river between the two rival companies, going on for two years, is over was given a day or two ago. When the steamer St. Lawrence passed the steamer Corsican Capt. Kendall, of the St. Lawrence, gave the customary three long blasts of the whistle as an honorary salute to the passing steamer. The captain of the Corsican promptly returned the salute. Such an event has not taken place on the river St. Lawrence before in years. For the past several seasons the steamers passed each other in silence. The whistles never sounded unless to give the signals.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fleetwing, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Swift's.

Called at Swift's wharf today: steamer Spartan up, and steamer Corsican down.

The steamer Toronto ran from Charlotte to Kingston, in the face of a north-east wind, in five hours and twenty minutes.

At Buffalo the big whaleback barge No. 107 was badly damaged through a collision with the steamer Henry Owen. The damage has been estimated at $2,000.

The steamship Gallia was floated this morning at nine o'clock by the Collins Bay rafting company. This vessel, one of the largest of the Allan line, went ashore near Montreal over a month ago.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1899