The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1900

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The schooner Burton cleared to-day for Sodus.

The M.T. company barge Eagle is in Davis' dry-dock for repairs.

The schooner Acacia, from Oswego with coal, is at Crawford's wharf.

The steamer Alexandria, from Toronto, called at Craig's wharf last night.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Minnie and Idlewild, from bay ports.

The tug Charlie Ferris arrived at Craig's wharf this morning with barges from Oswego.

The steamer John Milne, Oswego to Smith's Falls, with coal, passed up the canal this morning.

The steamer Columbian arrived at Swift's wharf this morning to receive some repairs to her machinery.

The tug Active cleared last night with four grain laden barges for Prescott, and arrived back this morning with three light barges.

The steamer North King did not run her trip to Alexandria Bay to-day. She is taking the steamer Columbian's route, the latter being unable to run for a day or two.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: Steamers Hamilton from Hamilton; Corsican from Toronto; Spartan from Montreal; James Swift from Ottawa; schooner Robert McDonald from Oswego with coal.

Last year the addition of the steamer Toronto to the R. & O. N. company's fleet greatly increased the travel between Toronto and Montreal. So far the traffic on this steamer, which connects at Prescott with the steamer Bohemian, is much in excess of that last year. There is still room for another steamer, and when the Kingston goes on the route next summer the company will find a still greater increase in the travel.

A Veteran Marine Captain - Capt. Andrew Dunlop of Bohemian turned 69 recently.

Fell Into Davis' Dry Dock - a young boy fell while crossing plank to tug Drake; employees have to chase away boys continuously.

p.5 A Big Wrecking Task - The Donnelly salvage and wrecking company is about to undertake the task of raising the propellor Oconto, sank in the St. Lawrence river, opposite the Thousand Island Park, in 105 feet of water. Ten years ago while proceeding to Montreal with a general cargo of merchandise the Oconto struck a dangerous reef opposite the park, stoving a big hole in her hull. She sank almost immediately and has since rested on the river bottom. Smith, Davis & Co., marine insurance underwriters, Buffalo, N.Y., hold risks on the unfortunate steamer, and it is at their request that the work of raising the boat is about to be begun. The Oconto is owned by a resident of Manitouwac.


Marine Notes.

The steamer Valencia arrived today at Garden Island, with timber from Toronto.

The schooner Fabiola cleared this afternoon for Oswego.

Sandford Calvin's new sailing yacht was launched yesterday.

The steamer Pierrepont went on the Cape Vincent route this afternoon.

The steamer America took the Gananoque trip this afternoon so as to bring up the excursion from that place this evening.

Messrs. McIlhaney and Botterell, steamboat inspectors, Ottawa, were in the city today and examined the steamer Ramona. They left in the afternoon for the west.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1900