The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1900

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The schooner Acacia cleared last night for Oswego.

The schooner Burton arrived to-day from Sodus with coal.

The steamer Algonquin cleared to-day for the upper lakes.

The tug Active arrived from Oswego with two coal laden barges.

The tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with four barges, grain-laden.

The steamer Cuba, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steambarge Chub, of Toronto, is receiving repairs in Davis' drydock.

The steamer Van Allen arrived this morning from Oswego with coal for Crawford.

Twenty-five passenger steamers are constantly coming in and going out of Kingston harbor.

The schooner Fabiola cleared this morning for Charlotte, after having been thoroughly caulked.

The steamer New York left shortly after half-past eight o'clock this morning for Ogdensburg. She had exactly 304 excursionists aboard.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf to-day: Steamers Toronto on down and up trips; Algerian from Toronto; schooner Lydon from Charlotte with coal.

One of the captains of the White Squadron has been named the Flying Dutchman. He is extremely active and would not be content to act as second fiddle to Nick Timmerman.

Among the steamyachts on the lake last night during the military tatoo were those owned by T. McAuley, T. Hewton and the Kickers' Union. Hundreds of skiffs dotted the surface of the water.

The steamer Unique made quite a fast trip yesterday afternoon. She left Kingston shortly after three o'clock, went down the river as far as Alexandria Bay, where a stop of half an hour was made, and was back at a quarter to eight o'clock.

Dave Robbs, of the ferry office, oft times feels sorry for the old gunboat, Pierrepont. It has to move from the main wharf and be side-tracked whenever the "aristocratic" steamers America, New York and Empire State congregate. Dave says that nothing pleases the Pierrepont's crew better than to be ordered to Cape Vincent. Then the gunboat hoists all her flags and looks proud and defiant.

Large Sailing Vessel In Port - The sailing vessel Wave Crest, of Rochester, N.Y., is anchored in the harbor near Cataraqui bridge. There are on board a party of Americans, who are spending the summer on the river. The vessel, which is the largest sailing ship that has been in this part of the St. Lawrence this season, came up from the islands. On her way up from Alexandria Bay she was in tow of the barge Ring Leader, and during Tuesday night's storm she was cut loose and allowed to drift, when opposite St. Lawrence park. The wind carried her upon the shore, and her bowsprit was broken off against a tree. She will remain here several days.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The sloop Lone Star is unloading lumber at Anglin & Sons' wharf.

The sloop Augusta Smith is loading lumber at the Rathbun company's wharf for Clayton, N.Y.

The owners of the steamer Conestoga are suing the city of Chicago for $80,000, the loss sustained by the wreck of the steamer which ran on the water works crib in a fog on Nov. 16th last.

The schooner Maple Leaf, having about fifty-seven of the Brandford Y.M.C.A. members on board, was in port again today. She has just returned from several days' sojourn among the Thousand islands, and is en route up the lake on her return passage.

Capt. J.B. Estes is now in command of the steamer Unique and will sail her for the balance of the season. Capt. Estes is one of the oldest of the river captains now in service. Forty years ago he sailed the American Express from Lewiston to Ogdensburg when that was the only line of boats in operation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1900