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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1900

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p.1 Afire In Lake Erie - Cleveland, Ohio, July 18th - The large wooden steamer Edward Smith, No. 2, of Buffalo, caught fire last evening about twelve miles off Avon point, in Lake Erie, and at midnight was still burning. She will be a total loss. The crew escaped by launching the yawl boat and deserting the two barges she was towing.



The steamer Van Allen cleared to-day for Charlotte.

The steamer Pierrepont took the Cape Vincent trip this afternoon.

The tug Active cleared last night for Oswego with two light barges.

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

The schooner Monitor, from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator to-day.

The steamer India and consort Ceylon clear from Garden Island this evening for Duluth.

The schooner Madcap, sunk at Picton, has been sold to Chauncey Deareau (sic -Chauncy Daryaw ), of Simcoe Island.

The steamer Chub is awaiting entrance to Davis' dry-dock to be caulked and to have a new wheel put on.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: Steamer Toronto on down and up trips; schooner Kate, from Oswego, with coal.

The steamer Algerian arrived at Swift's wharf last night, having sixty through passengers, besides many others.

The schooner Fabiola, after discharging her cargo of coal at Swift's wharf, entered Davis' dry-dock this afternoon for repairs.

This morning the steamer Pierrepont towed the steamer Ramona into the government dry-dock, where the latter will be scraped and painted.

The passenger traffic from Kingston on the R. & O. steamers has been very large this season. The Rideau steamers are also well patronized from this point.

Isaac Lewis, of New York, and family, arrived last evening. They proceeded to Wolfe Island in Mr. Lewis' new steamyacht Aurora, built at Davis' shipyard last spring.

The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal this morning, her machinery being out of order. The tug Thomson went down to Iroquois last night to bring up the Bronson's tow of four barges.

The schooner Ballou, which was turned upside down at South Bay by the squall last week, arrived in port this morning looking rather dirty after the upset. She is being cleaned and otherwise repaired at Richardsons' wharf.

p.5 Had A Thrilling Experience - new steam yacht Aurora, owned by Isaac Lewis, New York, caught in squall off Ferguson Point, Wolfe Island; newly built at Davis' shipyard.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1900