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

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The dredge was unable to work in the harbor this morning on account of the rough weather.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Toronto, unloaded a cargo of wheat at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The tug Hall arrived on Saturday night from Montreal with four light barges and cleared yesterday with four, grain-laden.

The steamer Princess Louise is again engaged in the freight carrying business between Ottawa river points and Montreal, in opposition to the Ottawa River navigation company's boats. A heavy business is being done, and the strongest bidding is being done by the different lines.

The tug Edmond, of Kingston, is tied up at the canal basin, Ottawa. The Edmond is engaged in the lumber business, and will tow her last barge for the season on the present trip. This has been an unusually good season in the lumber carrying business, but as the outside markets are stocked and the lakes are becoming rough the trade has dropped off.

p.6 The Case Settled - The suit entered by the Calvin company against the Messrs. Folger to recover payment of the value of a note, $4,000, has been settled. The Donnelly salvage and wrecking company was not a party to the suit as defendant. The suit was entirely between the Calvin company and Messrs. Folger.

Makes Two More Trips.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo, is at Garden Island with a cargo of timber. Capt. Dix expects to make two more trips before consigning the schooner to her winter berth. This season averages the same number of trips as past years. In running down the lake last night very heavy weather was encountered, the most severe of the season.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer John Milne, Oswego to Smith's Falls, passed here yesterday.

The steamer Jessie Bain came up today from Clayton to enter winter quarters.

The yacht Kestral came down from Toronto in yesterday's gale. She was in charge of the owner, Dr. Black, and made good time.

The steamyacht Visgar from Alexandria Bay was in port this morning with seventy-five passengers. She left again at four o'clock this afternoon.

The steamers New Island Wanderer and Pierrepont were obliged to make the Cape Vincent trip this afternoon on account of a large shipment of cattle. There was also a heavy passenger list.

The schooner Eliza Fisher, Oswego to Gananoque, had some of her sails blown away early this morning, and ran down into the harbor for shelter.

The Ontario government has purchased a fast tug to patrol Georgian Bay to protect the fish. The yacht is the Gilphie, and was purchased from J.K. Bowman, of Southampton.

To Have A New Yacht - During the coming winter H.S. Folger will have a new ice yacht built after the style of the flyers on the Hudson. Mr. Folger has ever been an enthusiastic ice yachtsman, a leader in the sport in Kingston.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1899