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

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The steamer Myles cleared to-day for Charlotte.

The schooner Falconer will clear for Oswego this evening.

The steamer Columbian will be up from Sorel on Tuesday.

The dry docks are having a lengthy breathing space at present.

The dredge Queen has started work in the channel below Princess Street.

The steamer Melbourne, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Alexandria from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf last night.

The steamer Toronto will connect with the steamer Bohemian at Kingston this season.

The schooner Monitor, from bay ports, discharged wheat at Richardsons' elevator to-day.

The schooner Fabiola, light, cleared last night for Oswego to load coal for Swift & Co.

The schooner Annie Falconer, Oswego, is discharging coal at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The tug Hiram Easton has been rebuilt at a cost of $2000 and renamed the British Lion.

The steamer Rideau Queen is at present in Davis' dry dock having some final fixtures made.

The steamer Islander left this morning for Cape Vincent to have a new boiler placed in her.

The schooners Acacia, Burton and Eliza White arrived from Oswego to-day with coal for Crawford.

The steamers of the white squadron are the cleanest and brightest vessels that enter the harbor. It is a pleasure to gaze upon them.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts, from Fort William, arrived at the M.T. company elevator this afternoon with 175,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Algerian from Hamilton arrived at Swift's wharf last evening on time. The steamer Hamilton from Montreal did not arrive till eleven o'clock last night. Both steamers had large loads of freight.

Capt. Foster, Smith's Falls, is building a new barge for the Rideau canal, and it is expected the first of June will see it finished. It will be 110' long, 7' deep, and 21' beam, and will carry 110 tons of coal from Oswego.

A contract has been closed with the American shipbuilding company, of Superior, Wisc., for the building of six steel ships for a company which will operate between Duluth and Montreal. This is the organization which will work in with the Conners syndicate. The ships are to draw 14' of water and carry about 75,000 bushels of wheat. They will ply on the lakes on the summer, and in the winter will go into the Atlantic trade.

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