The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1900

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p.1 Deadlock at Buffalo - grain shovellers' union won't unload grain boat at Dakota elevators, because they won't work for man appointed as head scooper.

p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Richard A. Davis, a pioneer among lake captains in Chicago, died recently of heart failure. Capt. Davis was born on Wolfe Island, in 1829.



The sloop Volunteer has been sold by Capt. Ruttan

An Orillia firm wants to buy Davis & Sons yacht " C. Here."

The schooner Jamieson cleared yesterday afternoon for bay ports.

The sloop Monitor, from Picton, unloaded wheat at Richardsons elevator today.

The schooner Muskoka this afternoon entered the government drydock for repairs.

The M.T. company barges are being loaded at the elevator, ready for shipment to Montreal.

The steambarge Nichols left last night for Cape Vincent. She will be used in setting out the buoys from the cape down the river.

This morning the men working on the long government pier at Portsmouth received their last months pay. Dockmaster Rees is acting paymaster.

Capt. Joseph Dix expects to start the steamer Valeria on her route between Gananoque and Clayton on May 1st. So far he has not received any instuctions from the Rathbun company, which has chartered the steamer.

The steamer Rideau Queen, the new addition to the Rideau Lakes navigation company's boats will make her first trip about the first of June. Enough passengers have already been booked to crowd her during most of her runs after the middle of that month.

Welland Canal Report - Port Dalhousie, April 23rd - The following boats have arrived bound up, waiting for the canal to open: tug Thomas Wilson, steamers Elphinmere, Melbourne, Miles, Cuba, Tecumseh, barge Marengo, steamers Arabian, Persia.



[Toronto World]

A handsome passenger steamer is being erected at Polson's for the Muskoka navigation company. It is 100 feet long, will cost $18,000, and will have a capacity of 300 passengers.

Two handsome yachts will be added this year to the harbor fleet. One is a steam tender for George Gooderham, costing $2,000. The other is a handsome boat, called Llano, for Rev. Elmore Harris, to cost about $5,000.

The Sir Leonard Tilley, owned by James Carruthers, will be practically a new steam barge and will bear a new name when she comes out of Polson's dock in a month. Capt. James Morgan will be in charge, with James Patterson as chief engineer.



The steamer Valeria is in Davis' dry dock, having put in a 10 x 10 boiler.

The steamer New York will enter the government dry dock this week for repairs.

The steamer King Ben is loading lumber and cedar posts at the spile dock for Ogdensburg.

The schooner S.H. Dunn cleared this afternoon for Toledo to load timber for Garden Island.

The steamer Pierrepont left at three o'clock this afternoon on her first trip to Gananoque.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from Cobourg, unloaded 9,000 bushels of wheat at Mooer's elevator today.

The steamer Hero did not leave for Bay ports until eleven o'clock last night, and was late in arriving down today.

The schooner Fabiola, laden with hardwood lumber, cleared this afternoon for Oswego. She will return with coal for Swift & Co.

The schooner Jamieson, after discharging a cargo of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator, cleared this afternoon for Bowmanville.

The steamer Johnston pulled into Swift's wharf last evening and in tying up smashed up the skiff owned by John Wall, the Wolfe Island fisherman.

Two of Barriefield's sailors left yesterday for the season's work. They are R. Davy and H. Burns. The former sails on the steamer Bannockburn, and the latter on the steamer Rosemount.

The steamer Ocean will be ready for sailing this week. A new cabin and wheelhouse are among the repairs made. Capt. Trowell will be in charge, with mate Potvin and engineer Ramsay. The sister ship Persia is also ready. Her officers will be John H. Scott, captain; Thomas Collins, mate; William Taylor, engineer.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1900