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

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p.1 Schooner Held Up - Buffalo, June 30th - The Canadian schooner Volunteer, lying at Charlotte, has been libelled by J.C. Barney for $300, which, he says, he loaned the captain in 1893 to repair the vessel when she went aground in a storm near Charlotte. The Volunteer was formerly the L.D. Bullock, and was owned in Port Hope, but has since changed hands.

A Very Rough Trip - on steamer Columbian from Oswego to Kingston.


The tug Bronson arrived today with six light barges from Montreal.

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

The schooner Lydon was expected to clear from Swift's wharf for Oswego today.

The steamer New York took an excursion from Gananoque to Clayton last night.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived from Oswego last night with coal for Anglin & Co.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf today: steamers Spartan, from Toronto; Corsican from Montreal.

The schooner Mowat arrived this morning at the M.T. company elevator with 9,000 bushels of wheat from lake ports.

The steamer North King left Kingston twenty-five minutes later than the steamer Argyle and arrived at Charlotte five minutes ahead.

The steamer America arrived from Gananoque late last night after returning the 8th field battery from the camp at Deseronto. The steamer left this morning for Prescott with the 56th regiment aboard.

J.E. McGlade, Brockville, a passenger on the steamer Rideau Queen from Kingston to Westport, is loud in his praises of Capt. Noonan's new craft. One could not ask for anything better in the line of a passenger steamer.

The steamer Columbian arrived back from Oswego this morning at half-past nine o'clock. It took her six hours to reach that port with the Oswego excursionists who had a terribly rough trip. Several of the Columbian's crew picked up their traps this morning and left the steamer. They could not stand such rough weather.



On account of the heavy wind, the steamer Hamilton did not arrive from Montreal until early this morning.

The harbor was completely clear of all skiffs and canoes last evening. The sea was too heavy even for water rats.

The steamer Empire State went around the foot of Wolfe Island on her Cape Vincent trip yesterday afternoon.

The schooner Dunn from Toledo, arrived last night with a cargo of timber for Garden Island. She did not venture to make the island, but anchored in the harbor.

It is said that the new steamer Unique, running between Ogdensburg and Clayton, is "laying" for the steamer Toronto, to prove which is the faster boat. No doubt Capt. Esford will be glad sometime to run up against the water flyer.

Smashed the Algerian's Stern - The steamer Algerian presented a hard looking sight when she arrived at Swift's wharf on Friday afternoon. Her stern was badly smashed. On Thursday night the Algerian was lying at the Cobourg wharf when the steamer Corsican arrived. The latter accidentally shoved her bow into the stern of the Algerian for the distance of nearly two feet, ripping the whole framework away. Repairs will be made to the Algerian at Montreal. The accident did not cause any delay or trouble.

The Gunboat Baulky - The steamer Pierrepont was quite baulky yesterday afternoon, and laughed at her crew. Three times did the captain try to turn the old gunboat into Garden Island, but near the island she would not go, preferring to go down to Wolfe Island, where the pretty girls abound. Finally, after some coaxing, Mr. Pierrepont swung around and went to the wharf in spite of the squall.

p.3 District Dashes - The barge Columbia and tug Edmund, belonging to the Messrs. Tett, Bedford Mills, are at the Basin taking on a cargo of 117,000 feet of lumber from Playfair's Mills, bought from William Playfair, who has removed to Lavant, where he has bought the old Browning or Dunelm Park saw mills. His lumber at Playfair was purchased by H.S. Toffey, Portland.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1900