The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1900

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The schooner Lydon cleared last night for Oswego.

The Unique is being fitted with a searchlight.

The schooner McDonald cleared this morning for Oswego.

The steamer Toronto was at Swift's wharf to-day on her down and up trips.

The steamer Parsons arrived to-day from Charlotte with coal for Crawford & Co.

The tug Edmond and barge Columbia are awaiting entrance to Davis' drydock.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: Schooner Madcap, Maggie L. and Monitor, from bay ports.

The steamer Columbian cleared last night for Bay of Quinte ports, having had her machinery repaired.

The steamer Algerian arrived at Swift's wharf last night with a heavy load of freight, and a good passenger list.

The steamyacht Aurora, with Isaac Lewis and party, of New York, aboard, went up the bay yesterday on a fishing excursion.

The new steam barge, built by Mr. Foster, of Smith's Falls, took its first coal cargo from Oswego up the Rideau canal yesterday.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf to-day: Steamer Persia from Toronto; tug Nellie Bly and dredge Scow, from Ottawa en route to Toronto.

Another section of the Trent Valley canal is to be placed under contract immediately, being that portion between Kirkfield and Lake Simcoe.

The tug Thomson arrived this morning from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges, and cleared for Montreal after taking in tow three barges, grain laden.

Capt. Logan, Montreal, is in the city to look over the tug Drake, being rebuilt at Davis' shipyard for him. He will arrange about the machinery to be put in.

The schooner Madcap arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning from bay ports, the first time since she was capsized at South Bay by the squall two weeks ago.

The little schooner Laura D. tried to race down the harbor last night with the steamer Pierrepont, but the latter was victorious, and triumphantly crossed the bow of the mosquito fleet representative.

The steamer Kenirving has coal from Oswego to Smith's Falls. The boat is a new steamer recently constructed at Smith's Falls by Capt. A. Foster, owner of the steamer John Milne. The Kenirving is nearly the same size and was built for the Rideau canal freight trade. The boat is named after Foster's sons, Kenneth and Irving.

The scow Uno, owned at Thousand Island park, has been seized by the customs officers at Clayton for smuggling and it is probable that it will be confiscated by the government. Some time ago the scow was working in Canadian waters and while at Gananoque a stock of provisions were purchased for the use of the crew. When the scow returned to the park the owner thoughtlessly removed the remainder of the provisions to his home. Nothing was thought of it until one of the crew became angry at the captain and informed the customs officials of his action.

There passed through Montreal on her way to the upper lakes the vessel Wacoutta, owned by David Weed, Boston. She has, for several years, been engaged on the coast trade. Her owner finding business somewhat dull decided to try the upper lakes, following the example of the S.S. John J. Hill, and S.S. Ernest Clyde, already entered upon freight traffic in the upper lakes. The men in charge of the Wacoutta report a depressing state of affairs in coast and inland freight navigation business all through the United States at the present time.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1900