The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1899

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Chicago, Oct. 5th - A line of passenger steamers between Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Buffalo, Oswego and Ogdensburg, for next season is now assured. Five large steamers of the Ogdensburg line will be converted into passenger boats during the winter, and next season will make semi-weekly sailings at all of these ports.

The announcement is made by Frank Owen, general freight agent of the line, who is in Chicago. The steamers will be given passenger accommodations during the winter at Detroit. Their rates will include everything for the trip, and arrangements will be made for close connections with the St. Lawrence river line to Montreal.

"I believe that we can count on a very large business," Mr. Owen said, "during ninety days of the year. The growth of the lake passenger business during the last few years have been wonderful and I believe the time has come for a successful line from one end of the lakes to the other."

p.2 The sloop Smith cleared for Clayton today with lumber.


The tug Hall arrived this morning from Montreal with five light barges.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Waupoose with rye, and the sloop Dandy, from Belleville, with peas and wheat, unloaded at Richardsons' elevator today.

The dredge Queen has commenced to dredge out the slips near the elevators. This work the board of health asked to have done. It is understood that the dredge will do more work in the channel before leaving.

The caretaker left to guard the sunken schooner W.Y. Emery, in twenty-two feet of water near Charlotte, has written to Capt. Alexander Mitchell, the owner, to the effect that the schooner is in fairly good condition. If Yates & Co., who consigned the coal contained in the schooner's hold, remove the cargo, which is intact, the schooner can easily be raised. The hull and rigging of the Emery are sound and well worth the cost of saving. The main sail alone recently cost $110. The spot where the Emery struck is a particularly dangerous one and many wrecks have occurred thereon. Only last spring the schooner St. Peter struck there and only one of her crew survived.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1899