The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1900

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p.3 To Take Big Ships Inland - Washington, July 9th - report of Deep Waterways Commission; conclude that the most favorable route for a thirty-foot waterway from the lakes to the sea is from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario via La Salle and Lewiston and from Lake Ontario to the Hudson River via Oswego and the Mohawk valley.

p.4 A Delightful Trip - steamer America, Capt. Carnegie, glides among the Thousand Islands - another advertising piece.



The schooner White cleared to-day for Sodus.

The steamer Rideau Queen had a large crowd on her Ottawa trip this morning.

The sloop Lone Star is at Anglin & Sons' wharf unloading firewood.

The schooner Helen, from Beamsville, unloaded wheat at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steambarge Parsons, after receiving repairs in Davis' dry-dock, cleared to-day for Chaumont, N.Y.

The tug Thomson arrived with four light barges from Montreal, and cleared for Charlotte with two barges to load coal.

Called at Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Ocean, from Hamilton; Persia, from Montreal; Melbourne, from Toledo; Argyle, from Charlotte.

The tug Drake, brought from Oswego last week, and which sunk opposite Booth's wharf, was successfully raised and placed in the government dry-dock on Saturday, where it was caulked. The tug is now at Davis' shipyard, where it will be rebuilt.

The steamer America took the steamer Columbian's Monday trip to Prescott this morning. Throughout the summer the Columbian will make this weekly trip, last year made by the steamer Hero, connecting with the steamer Bohemian.

The screw steel steamer Remona, purchased from Sault Ste. Marie parties by Folger Bros., to run among the Thousand Islands, will carry 250 passengers. Its speed is somewhat over 20 miles an hour. This boat has been purchased so as to be able to touch at places down the river which the other white squadron steamers cannot reach. It will be a rival to the steamer Visgar, and no doubt will also show its heels to any boat on the river.

Incidents of the Day - On Saturday night when near the Main Ducks one of the piston rods of the steamer Columbian broke and forced her to return to the city. Her excursion was, in consequence, cancelled.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1900