The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1899

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The sloop Peruvian cleared yesterday for Deseronto, light.

The schooner Maggie L., from Wolfe Island, unloaded hay at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The two R. & O. boats on the Hamilton route will be kept on as long as business warrants. If one has to be taken off, the steamer Algerian will be kept on up to the middle of October.

The steamer Tilley, from Fort William, arrived at the M.T. company elevator last night with 40,000 bushels of wheat. She cleared this morning for Cleveland to load coal for Fort William.

Damage To S.S. Mae.

It is learned that the steamship Mae, which ran slightly aground in Kingston harbor last month while coming to the M.T. company's elevator, was greatly damaged in being taken down the St. Lawrence to the coast. She is now being repaired in a dry dock and thirty steel plates were required for her bottom. The damage to her amounts to $30,000.

Some Information Wanted.

Kingston, Aug. 25th - To the Editor:

Many people would like to know how much per week the grain shovellers are earning since the elevators were built. In the days of floating elevators this used to be frequently heard. Perhaps Capt. Gaskin could enlighten those who are trying to figure this problem out.



Largest On the Lakes.

Buffalo, Aug. 25th - The new steel steamer Buffalo, now under course of construction at the Union dry dock, will be launched next Wednesday. The steamer was built for the Western transit company, and will be the largest package freight steamer on the great lakes. The new boat is 400 feet in length, fifty feet beam, and twenty-eight and a half feet in depth. This boat will be five feet more beam and two feet longer than the Troy, of the same line, which was built last year, and at present is the largest package freight steamer (line missing)

To Build a Boat.

Capt. Foster informed the News this week that a new steamboat will be built for the Rideau route from Smith's Falls to Kingston, this winter, and be ready for the next season's trade. The new steamer will be nearly all cabin, and so constructed as to give tourists the very best possible service, both comfort in travelling and sight-seeing. The boat will make two trips to Kingston each week, going up one day and returning next, and the run will all be made in daylight, so that tourists will have every opportunity to see the beautiful scenery. Wednesdays the boat will run excursions. Such a boat is bound to receive a liberal patronage, and Capt. Foster, as usual, has struck on a sure, good thing to make money. [Smiths Falls News]

Incidents of the Day - Arrivals at Craig's wharf: steamer Argyle from Alexandria Bay; steamer Cuba from Montreal.

The tug Charles Ferris, from Oswego, is at Craig's wharf awaiting the arrival of barges from the canal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1899