The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1900

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Marine Notes.

The schooner Burton cleared to-day for Montreal.

The steamer Valeria left to-day for Gananoque.

The schooner Acacia cleared on Saturday for Oswego.

Harry Brown, Easton's Corners, will be purser on the steamer James Swift.

The schooner Acacia, light, has cleared for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

The steamer King Ben, light, from Ogdensburg, arrived in port Saturday night.

The schooner Kate, Oswego, 200 tons of hard coal, is discharging for James Sowards.

The steamer Cuthbert, Brockville, will have a new boiler placed in her in Kingston this week.

Luke Depencier, of the steamer James Swift, will be captain of the new steamer, Rideau Queen.

The tug Maggie May cleared Saturday for Ottawa, to bring up lumber laden barges bound for Oswego.

The steamer Ketchum, from Chicago, with 57,000 bushels of corn, unloaded at the M.T. company's elevator to-day.

Capt. R. Chestnut, a former resident of Barriefield, piloted the steamer Panther from the Welland canal to this port.

A large crowd witnessed the departure of the steamer North King for Charlotte. The King left at five o'clock on Sunday.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Annie M. Peterson, from Chicago, with barley; Monitor and Maggie L., from bay ports.

The steamers J.H. Prentice, Wilhelm and Nicaragua with barges laden with grain from Chicago, are in the Welland canal, en route to Kingston.

Capt. Donnelly on Saturday last inspected the steamer Lloyd S. Porter at Picton for classification in American registrar. The steamer was found to be in first class condition. This is the big steamer which the Donnelly wrecking company raised near Quebec last fall, and which Hepburn, of Picton, purchased during the winter. The Porter left Picton to-day and during the summer months will ply on the upper lakes with two tow barges in the iron ore trade.

Steamer Ocean arrived at Craig & Co.'s wharf yesterday morning from Toronto on her first trip of the season. She is again commanded by Capt. J. Trowell.

The steamer James Swift leaves tomorrow morning for Ottawa. Capt. Edward Fleming is in command of the steamer, and his father will act as mate. Thomas Simmons is engineer.

The steamer Panther, Chicago, 68,578 bushels of corn, is discharging at the Mooers' company elevator. She will remain here for a few days, awaiting a tow barge from Montreal, one of several which went down to the Atlantic coast in the fall of 1898.

The steamer Persia, Capt. Scott, was expected to touch at this port to-day on her first trip of the season. Capt. Scott is again in command. During the past winter the Persia was entirely rebuilt at a cost of $10,000 and is now practically a new boat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1900