The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1900

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The sloop Lone Star cleared for Trenton with lumber.

The steamer Van Allen cleared to-day for Oswego.

The steamer Lake Michigan cleared this morning for Montreal.

The schooner Eliza White, from Sodus, is unloading coal at Craig's wharf.

The steamer Alexandria, from Montreal, was at Craig's wharf last night.

The steamer Parsons arrived to-day at Crawford's wharf with coal from Charlotte.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Eccles, Monitor and Granger, from bay ports.

The schooner Glad Tidings, from Clayton, arrived at the Rathbun company wharf with shingles.

The steamer Parthia arrived at Garden Island this morning from Valleyfield, with a pontoon.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Augustus, cleared to-day from Garden Island for Lake Superior ports.

The tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte with two coal laden barges and cleared for Montreal with four barges laden.

The steamer Hamilton, from Montreal, arrived at Swift's wharf last night, having a large passenger and freight list.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: Steamer Spartan, from Toronto; steamer Corsican from Montreal, on her first trip since repairs were made to her machinery.

The steamer India and consort Ceylon clear from Deseronto this evening for Lake Superior ports to load iron ore. During the rest of the season these vessels will be engaged in carrying iron ore to Deseronto.


Ocean Steamer Going to Upper Lakes.

The large ocean steamship Leafield lies at the Lachine canal awaiting a crew to take her to Fort William for service on the upper lakes. She was brought over from Liverpool comparatively light, but is now loading with a mixed cargo for the west. The crew that brought her this far refused to go any further inland, so her owners have sent Capt. R. Chestnut to take charge of her and engage another crew with which to complete the voyage and run the vessel. She draws fourteen feet of water and is said to be the largest vessel that has ever passed through the locks. [Montreal Witness]

A Useful Guide - the Thousand Island and St. Lawrence River Steamboat Companies have issued a folder with timetables, maps, pictures, history, etc. of the Thousand Islands.

p.8 Stranded In Cedars - Two huge rafts of lumber, belonging to the Calvin wrecking and towing company, are stranded on the rocks at the Cedars. The steam tug Johnson has been engaged for the past two days in vain attempts to get the lumber off. It has now been decided to cut loose the tow, and the only hope of saving the timber is to let it float in single planks down the rapids and pick them up at the Victoria bridge.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1900