The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1899

Full Text



The upper works of the M.T. company's barge Colborne are undergoing repairs at the foot of Queen street.

The barge Iowa yesterday loaded 20,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator and cleared for Montreal.

The sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island, this morning discharged 3,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The schooner Kate, Napanee, this morning discharged 6,800 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator. She loaded at Napanee.

The steamer Saturn and consort Waubeshene, Fort William, arrived this morning with 60,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. company.

The steamer Rosemount and consorts Selkirk and Melrose, Duluth, arrived this morning with 18,000 (sic) bushels of wheat for the M.T. company.

The tug Bronson made her trial run down the river yesterday and behaved herself beautifully. Her machinery acted with the greatest satisfaction.

The machinery of the tug Walker, all that is left of it, is being cleaned up and will be used in the new tug the company contemplates building this winter.

p.2 Quite a Fine Craft - The M.T. company's tug Bronson, which left for Montreal yesterday, has been thoroughly rebuilt, and has the most complete outfit and the best accommodation for the crew of any tug that runs out of Kingston. The most modern improvements have been adopted. As a precaution against fire, all the woodwork around the boiler and machinery has been sheeted with tin. The tug is also painted in bright colors.



The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's western boats have made an unprecedented record in passenger traffic this season, carrying large crowds both directions. A noticeable feature of the season was the extensive travel westward, its equal not being known for many years back. The heavy travel still continues and bids fair to do so until the end of the month. Owing to the lowness of the water in the St. Lawrence river the heavier draught boats are doing service on the lake end of the route, the steamers Corsican and Toronto being engaged on that run. The steamers Columbian and Bohemian connect with the lake steamers, the former at Brockville with the Corsican and the latter with Toronto at Prescott. The first pair will close their season at the end of next week, and the other two will finish out the month, giving a tri-weekly service between Toronto and Montreal.

Wind Wafts - The steamer Spartan has gone into winter quarters at Sorel.

W.J. Newman, steward of the steamer Spartan, has returned home after laying up that steamer.

James Conway, pilot of the steamer Spartan, has been placed on the steamer Bohemian for the balance of the season.

G.E. Hall, purser of the steamer Spartan, has been transferred to the steamer Columbian for the balance of the season.

S. Putman, mate of the steamer Bohemian, finishes the season as pilot of the steamer Columbian with Capt. Hinckley.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
6 Sep 1899
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1899