The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1900

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p.1 Was Big Traffic - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., July 5th - freight traffic is way up from last year; tonnage figures given.



The steamer Unique left this morning for Clayton.

The schooner Pilot cleared for Bath with lumber.

The schooner Acacia cleared this morning for Charlotte.

The schooner Annie Minnes cleared for lake ports, light.

The steambarge King Ben cleared to-day for Gananoque to load soapstone for Montreal.

The tug Nellie Reid and grain-laden barge cleared from Richardsons' elevator to-day for Montreal.

The schooner Monitor, from the islands, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: steamers North King from Charlotte; Corsican from Montreal; Caspian from Toronto; schooner Lydon, from Oswego with coal.

The Montreal Witness says the Kingston wreckers have arrived at the steamer Spartan. It is expected something in the way of relieving the boat will be done before many days.

Pilot shoal, in the St. Lawrence river, New York, about 1/3 of a mile below Sister islands lighthouse, has been removed to the depth of eighteen feet. Consequently the Pilot shoal buoy (a twenty foot spar buoy with red and black horizontal stripes) being no longer necessary, it will be discontinued about August 1st.

Capt. Allen of the steamer Empire State says that his steamer can beat the Unique in a run from Kingston to Ogdensburg, provided the latter takes the same route as the Empire State and stops at the same places along the route. The Empire State started half an hour before the Unique last evening, but his run from Rockport to Alexandria Bay lost her fully 40 minutes. The Unique reached Kingston 7 minutes ahead. The Empire State is easier handled at wharves than her rival, which loses much time in getting in and out. There is no doubt however, that the Unique is about the fastest steamer on the river in a straight run.

p.5 A Very Fast Steamer - steamer Unique said to reach 21 miles an hour.

p.8 str. America to take 375 passengers to Long Island Park, Pierrepont takes 300 to Channel Grove.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1900