The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1899

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Montreal, Sept. 16th - "Success has attended every service this season." said C.F. Gildersleeve, manager of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, "and the earnings are over $100,000 net in excess of those of last year." He stated further that so encouraged was the company that other new steamers would be added to the western service, and to that between Quebec and Montreal. At present the boat builders were congested, and it would take a year to get one new boat ready.

The new steamer Toronto helped to swell the earnings, and proved that the public appreciated first-class accommodation.

Today the tri-weekly service to Toronto supersedes the daily boats and steamers Bohemian and Toronto take the place of the Spartan and Corsican.

Pith of the News - It has been learned that McGinnis, one of the crew of the schooner Lisgar, wrecked in Lake Huron, was Lock McGinnis, well known as a steamboat fireman and deckhand. His father resides on the mountain near Hamilton. McGinnis shipped on board at Buffalo for the ill-fated trip. He was unmarried.



The barge Jennie has been taken off the M.T. company's marine railway.

The schooner Acacia arrived today from Oswego with coal for Crawford & Co.

The steamyacht Gladys, owned by Mr. Thompson, Ottawa, is in Davis' dry-dock for repairs.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa from Fort William will arrive at the M.T. company elevator tonight.

The tug Thomson arrived from Oswego last evening with two barges of coal, and cleared for Montreal with three laden barges.

Capt. Gaskin says that the reason of the small quantity of grain coming to Kingston this season is accounted for by the high freight rates vessels get in carrying grain from Lake Superior and other places to Buffalo. The rate now is six cents, whereas last year it was only two. The only way to have grain brought down is for a company to own its own vessels.

It seems that the dredge at present working at the approaches to the wharves, has not been ordered to clear out the slips. A citizen stated last night that if the government did not do the work, the city should rent the dredge and do the work. As the slips now stand, they are a menace to health. A month ago, the chairman of the board of health wrote to Ottawa about the matter, but the dredge was then secured to do other work in the harbor. It is held that when these slips are choked up (rest of column missing)

A Jolly Yachting Party - yacht Venetta visiting from Toronto.

p.4 Caught a Salmon - U.S. fish commission has stocked Lake Ontario. [Cape Vincent Eagle]

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Bohemian left the government dry dock at one o'clock this morning and cleared for Montreal.

The Collins Bay rafting company's tug is still in the dry dock undergoing repairs for her work at St. John's, Newfoundland.

The steamer Alexandria called at Craig's wharf last evening on her last trip to Charlotte. During the balance of the season she will run from Montreal to Brighton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1899