The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jun 1900

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p.2 First Yacht Race - Geisha, F. Alomn; Tezbi, J. Conway; Kestrel, Dr. Black; Norma, Capt. Frank Strange; Xania, J.B. Carruthers; After You, Dr. Anglin; Harmony, H. Cunningham; Kestrel finished first.

p.4 The schooner Burton of which the late Capt. W.H. Oliver was in charge arrived at Crawford's wharf on Sunday afternoon.

The schooner Jamieson from lake ports with 10,000 bushels of wheat, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator this morning.

The tug Kate and three grain laden barges cleared from Richardsons' elevator today for Montreal.

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

The schooner Acacia arrived from Charlotte with coal for Crawford.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts cleared this afternoon for Duluth.

p.5 Were Out On A Cruise - yachts Kestrel and Tezpi to Prospect Park, near Clayton.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Myles cleared this afternoon for up the lakes.

The schooner Kate from Oswego is unloading coal at Sowards.

The river was fairly alive with excursion steamers yesterday. The big lake boat Argyle made her first run, taking an excursion from Rochester to Alexandria Bay.


Marine Notes.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf since Saturday: Steamers Argyle and Ocean from Toronto; schooner Collier from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Fabiola from Charlotte with coal arrived at Swift's wharf.

The schooner Lydon cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Spartan arrived from Montreal on Saturday afternoon on her first trip of the season.

The steamer America resumed her Cape Vincent route this afternoon, and the steamer New Island Wanderer left for Clayton.

The new steamer Unique started on Sunday on her trips between Ogdensburg and Clayton. She runs eighteen miles an hour, and will give the steamer Toronto a tussle. Her length is 165 feet and her width only 20 feet.

The steamer Rideau Queen left this morning on her trip to Ottawa, but got stuck below Belle's Island. The tug Shanley pulled her off, and the Queen proceeded on her trip.

Funeral This Morning - The funeral of the late Capt. W.H. Oliver took place this morning from his father's residence, corner of Gordon and King streets, to Cataraqui cemetery. Service was conducted at the house by Rev. A.W. Richardson. The family are receiving sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement.

Drowned at Buffalo - Charles Knapper, first engineer of steamer Glengarry, fell off plank into water.

Pumping Out A Gulley - Capt. John Donnelly, of Donnelly wrecking and salvage company, returned from Cascade Point, Soulanges Canal, engaged for past two months pumping out gulley on south side of canal, which was overflowing onto farmer's fields.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jun 1900