The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1900

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p.2 Warning of a Mariner - Canoes Should Not Be Used by Ladies - Kingston harbor too dangerous.


The steamer Columbian left last night for Charlotte.

The tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte with two barges, coal laden.

The schooner Kate arrived to-day at Swift's wharf from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Toronto was at Swift's wharf to-day on her down and up trips.

The schooner Pilot is at Crawford's wharf with bunchwood from Deseronto.

The steamer Persia, from St. Catharines, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared to-day with four laden.

The steamer Algerian, from Montreal, was at Swift's wharf last night. She came up through the Beauharnois canal on account of the cave-in at Six Mile level in the Soulanges canal. The steamer Bohemian on account of her increased length, can no longer go through the Beauharnois canal.

Traffic through the Soulanges canal was blocked on Monday night and most of Tuesday. At the Six Mile level one of the banks caved in, blocking the passage. Mariners say that many parts of the canal will have to be walled in as the earth through is very soft and apt to fall in at any time.

The new steamer Ramona, which the Folger Bros. have purchased as an addition to the White Squadron, is intended for cruising, to take trips in and around small channels after the style of those conducted by the steamer Captain Visgar, so popular among the Thousand Islands. The new steamer has hitherto been used for private purposes. She is a speedy, handsome craft, built in 1886.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1900