The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1899

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The schooner Kate cleared for Oswego to load coal.

The schooner Annandale, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the Rathbun company's wharf.

The tug Active arrived from Montreal last night and cleared for the same place today with three grain-laden barges.

The schooner Fabiola is at the water works, and the schooner Fleetwing at the locomotive works, both unloading coal.

The schooners Acacia, discharging coal at Gananoque, and Annie Falconer, discharging coal at Brockville, are expected to arrive in port tonight or tomorrow morning. They will clear again for Oswego to load coal.



Capt. John Breden has just returned from Fort William, having made the round trip on the steamer India, the latest addition to the Calvin fleet. Fort William is booming and the growth of the town is most remarkable.....

Capt. Breden looked over the steamer India with the eye of an expert, and is delighted with the craft. The Calvin company should feel free proud of their ability to build such a fine steamer. She would be a credit to any first class shipyard. Wood and iron could not be put together better than they are in the India, which is among the most seaworthy and staunchest steamers navigating the inland lakes. Her steering gear is modern and her engines the equal of any in steamers plying the inland seas.

Of Capt. A. Malone, commanding the India, Capt. Breden speaks in the highest terms of praise. He is a thorough sailor, coming of a family of marine men. Any craft would be safe in Capt. Malone's care. On this last trip Capt. Malone had for his first mate Capt. Mackie, late of the steamer Sir L. Tilley. Thomas Smith, a thorough marine engineer, has charge of the engines in the India.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1899