The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1900

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p.1 Steamer Unique Sold - St. Clair, Mich., June 13th - The steamer Unique was sold under mortgage foreclosure sale to W.J. Laidlaw, Ogdensburg, N.Y., for $30,000, who it is expected will use her on the Thousand Island route in the St. Lawrence river. The Unique cost fully $40,000 when she was built, and since then repairs to her machinery have cost ten thousand dollars.



The sloop Rover cleared for Rideau canal ports.

The tug Hall arrived to-day with four light barges from Montreal.

The tug Bronson cleared for Montreal last night with four laden barges.

The tug British Lion cleared from Portsmouth for Ottawa this morning.

The schooner Acacia from Oswego with coal arrived to-day at Booth's wharf.

The tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte last night with two barges to load coal.

The steamer Lake Michigan, from St. Catherines, called at Craig's wharf last night.

The schooner Ballou from bay ports unloaded wheat at Richardsons' elevator to-day.

The tug Antelope, with three grain-laden barges, cleared from Richardsons' elevator for Montreal last night.

The steamer Caspian will take the place of the steamer Spartan for the next three weeks until repairs to the latter steamer have been completed.

The steamer Bon Voyage, well known to Kingstonians, collided with a tug while passing through the ship canal at Houghton recently. The steamer had a hole torn in her bow, but the damage was not extensive.

The steamer George N. Orr carried a cargo of merchandise valued at $1,150,000 to Chicago from Depot Harbor. The goods were from foreign ports, entering at Boston, and from all New England. There were wines, liquors, delicacies, toys, bric-a-brac, laces, velvets, satins, silks, cloth, prints, jewelry, drugs, physicians' instruments, hardware, slippers and shoes, etc. This route is a short cut by rail through Canada to Depot Harbor, and thence by lake to Chicago.

p.5 Deckhands Struck - The deck hands on the steamer Alexandria to the number of about twenty struck for higher wages when the vessel reached Kingston on Saturday. It is understood the strike was pretty general on all the river boats. Their demands were not conceded, and they left the boat, refusing to work any longer. The consequence was the boat arrived at Picton short-handed, but a new crew was taken on here, and the boat proceeded on her way to Rochester.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer D.D. Calvin and barge Augustus, Big Inlet, Lake Superior, are at Garden Island discharging timber.

This afternoon the government inspectors examined the steamer Rideau Queen, finding her first class in every particular. She was given a trial trip in the harbor. Saturday she will take a run down to Brockville, having aboard a complimentary excursion party.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1900