The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1900

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Smith of the schooner Ballou has returned to his home in Belleville. He is seriously ill from the result of a cold he received after being thrown into the water two weeks ago when his schooner capsized at South Bay.



The schooner Eliza White cleared to-day for Oswego.

The tug Nellie Reid cleared yesterday for Montreal with a coal laden barge.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Maggie L. and Minnie from bay ports.

The steamer Chub cleared to-day for Belleville after receiving repairs in Davis' dry-dock.

The steamer North King was three-quarters of an hour late in reaching Kingston on Sunday morning.

The tug St. John, built at Toronto, passed down last night in tow of another tug en route to Quebec.

The steambarge King Ben arrived at Folger's wharf from Montreal yesterday with a general cargo from Montreal.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon, light, cleared to-day from Swift & Co's wharf for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

The steamer Varuna returned from Alexandria Bay to Belleville this morning with a large number of excursionists.

Touched at Swift's wharf Sunday: Steamers Toronto, up and down; North King, up and down; Rideau Queen, up and down.

The tug Thompson (sic) arrived yesterday from Montreal with five light barges, and cleared for Charlotte with two barges to load coal.

The sailing yacht Erma arrived at the Kingston yacht club house last evening with a pleasure party aboard, and left this morning for down the river.

The steamer Rideau Queen has all her staterooms engaged for her trip this morning to Ottawa. The Queen's passenger lists are continually increasing.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf on Sunday: Steamers Ocean, from Hamilton; Melbourne, from Toronto; Argyle, from Charlotte, on both up and down trips; Persia, from Montreal.

The steamers North King and Argyle had a tussle on the river yesterday. The Argyle left Kingston ahead of the North King. Both steamers kept their relative positions all the way to Rockport.

The new steambarge, built by Mr. Foster, of Smith's Falls, to carry coal from Oswego to Rideau canal ports, was inspected on Saturday, after having its machinery placed in position at the Kingston foundry. It will make its trial trip to-morrow.

p.6 The Calvin Co.'s rafts which were stranded in the Cedars, were successfully taken off and are now safely en route to Quebec.

The steambarge King Ben cleared this afternoon for bay ports.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1900