The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1900

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The schooner Eliza White cleared today for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer Tecumseh and consort Morengo will clear for Cleveland early next week.

Capt. Killaley, of the schooner Morengo, is in the city for the purpose of superintending the docking of that craft.

The lower part of the steamer Rideau Queen has been completed. Twenty-six carpenters are at work upon the boat.

The steambarge King Ben is in Davis dry dock undergoing repairs. Half a dozen vessels are awaiting their turn to enter in.

A heavy fog completely obscured the harbor last evening and was not lifted until midnight. It was the densest fog seen here in many years.

Capt. Mathewson, Detroit, superintendent for the company owning the steamer Tecumseh, is in the city overlooking repairs to that craft.

Capt. Joseph Dix is having a new engine put in his steamer Valeria, which will shortly commence to run on the Gananoque-Clayton ferry route.

The steamer James Swift will commence her season on the Kingston-Ottawa route on May 1st. Extensive improvements have been made to the steamer.

The steamer Alexandria will leave Picton on Friday, 27th, for Rochester and will commence her regular trips from there to Montreal on Sunday evening, April 29th.

The Welland canal will open for navigation on the 25th inst. The St. Lawrence canals, Lachine excepted, on the 27th, and the Lachine canal on May 1st. These dates are official.

The sailing cruiser being built at Davis' shipyard for George W. Davis, banker, New York, will be finished in grand style. Mr. Davis spends the summer in this vicinity, and wants the boat for cruising and fishing.

Capt. Thomas Crawford, Wolfe Island, left today for Chicago to take charge of a lake barge for the Barry Bros. Capt. James Crawford, also of Wolfe Island, has started for Cleveland to take command of a vessel for the Davidson Bros.

The steamer Hero, with all her flags flying, cleared from Swift's wharf this afternoon for Picton, having a large amount of freight. Capt. Bloomfield and purser E. Horsey are again in charge of this popular and reliable steamer.

Capt. Poole arrived last night to fit out the dredge Queen; Capt. Matthewson to fit out the schooner Nipissing; Capt. Cornwall to fit out the schooner Wave Crest; Capt. Phillips to fit out the schooner Trade Wind; Capt. Rooney to fit out the schooner Annie Falconer. These boats will be placed in commission as soon as possible.

Ninety Years Old - Capt. William R. Taylor, Kingston's venerable mariner, celebrates tomorrow.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1900