The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1900

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p.1 The Body Unidentified - body found on shore at Lewis Bluff, near Oswego, could be one of crew of ill-fated schooner St. Peter, which foundered near Pultneyville a year ago last fall.

p.4 Who Is the Man? - body found on beach near Oswego may be man lost from steamer Argyle on civic holiday last year.


The steamer Cuba passed up from Montreal this morning.

The steamer Burton arrived from Oswego to-day with coal for Crawford.

The M.T. company's barge Star is the latest vessel to undergo repairs in Davis' dry dock.

The schooner Maggie L. cleared to-day for Trenton with a cargo of corn from Richardsons' elevator.

The dredge Queen is now at the dry dock wharf awaiting the arrival of a tug to take her to Hamilton.

The tug Charlie Ferris and four barges, lumber laden, from Ottawa, cleared this morning for Oswego.

It was on Nov. 2nd, 1887, that the steamer Myles ran on a shoal in the harbor. Yesterday's issue stated 1897.

The tug Maggie May and barge Dandy, from Morrisburg, arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning with grain.

The steamer Rideau Queen will not commence her regular trips until June 15th. The steamer, however, will be ready by June 1st. Capt. Noonan has been in the city all week to oversee the upholstering.

Next week Davis & Sons will commence alterations on the steam yacht C. Here, sold to the Orillia navigation company. The steam yacht being built for the Royal St. Lawrence yacht club, of Montreal, will be launched next week.

Joseph Peo & Son, Cape Vincent, N.Y., have completed one of the best appointed pleasure yachts to be seen on the St. Lawrence river this season, for Walter J. Green, Utica, at a cost of $4,000. Her dimensions are 42' long, ten feet beam, and three and a half feet draught.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer James Swift, Ottawa, arrived this morning at Swift & Co.'s wharf with passengers and freight.

p.6 On A New Route - Beginning next week the steamer North King will make tri-weekly trips from Charlotte to Gananoque, passing through the Bay of Quinte and touching at Kingston at eleven o'clock; returning at five. Meanwhile the steamer Columbian will take the place of the North King on the daily run between Charlotte and Port Hope.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fleetwing arrived today from Oswego with a cargo of coal for Walsh.

The steamyacht Pastime brought a small party from Clayton to the city this afternoon.

The steamer Nicholls, an American boat, was engaged Wednesday placing the government buoys in place in the harbor.

James Noble, second engineer on the steamer New York, received a serious injury on Thursday morning. The piston rod ran into his leg. He will be laid up for some time.

The steamer Hamilton, Montreal to Hamilton, on her initial trip of the season, is due to arrive at Swift & Co.'s wharf tonight. The steamer Algerian, Hamilton to Montreal, will also touch at the same wharf tonight.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1900