The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1900

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The commodious cruising yacht Olga, twenty-eight feet long, eight feet beam, four feet draft, standing keel, with outside ballast, furnished complete for extended cruises. Suitable for lake navigation; every convenience for living on board; sleeping accommodation for four persons, well found in every respect, only one year old, frames and keel of white oak, two anchors, chain cable, patent blocks, life preservers, cork fenders, lamps, compass, china, glassware, cutlery, linen, flags, awnings, curtains, and everything necessary on board. Patent ship's closet, refrigerator, oil stove, and cooking utensils, etc.

Will be sold at a bargain, the owner desiring to build a larger yacht. Apply to


100 Stuart Street, or on board.



The steamer Chub, from Oswego, with coal, is at Soward's wharf.

The schooners Fleetwing and Acacia cleared to-day for Charlotte.

The M.T. company barge Alberta is in the government drydock for repairs.

The schooner Pilot from Deseronto is unloading wood at the Grove Inn wharf.

The steamer Unique arrived at Swift's wharf about noon with quite a large excursion from river points.

A new breakwater is to be built on the outside crib of Oswego harbor. The work is to be commenced immediately.

The M.T. company's barge Eagle came out of Davis' drydock this morning, and the barge Columbia entered immediately afterwards.

The steamer Toronto has changed her time going west, leaving here now at four instead of half-past four in the afternoon.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf to-day: Steamers North King from Charlotte to Alexandria Bay; Spartan from Toronto; Corsican from Montreal.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Dunmore arrived this morning at the M.T. company elevator from Fort William with 65,000 bushels of wheat. They cleared this afternoon for upper lake ports.

The steamers North King and Argyle arrived from Charlotte this morning on their trips to Alexandria Bay. The North King had an exceptionally large number of passengers, and took on more at Swift's wharf.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf: Steamers Lake Michigan and Ocean from Montreal; Argyle from Charlotte to Alexandria Bay; government tug Shanly, from Rideau canal ports; Jessie Bain from river ports for coal; Clearances: Schooner Eliza Fisher, for Sodus; tug Charlie Ferris and lumber barge, for Oswego.

The new steamer Victoria, formerly the Nellie Cuthbert, rebuilt at Davis' shipyard, left last night for Brockville, whence she will run excursions to river points. The old Nellie Cuthbert was sold by its former owner for $500 to a company consisting of John W. Thompson, John A. Carnegie and Arthur Davis, Rockport, and Robert Poole, of Poole's resort. The rebuilt steamer is now worth $4,000.


Marine Notes.

The schooner Freeman cleared this afternoon for Oswego.

The steamer Arabian, from Duluth, arrived at Mooer's elevator today with 45,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Pierrepont today had the largest load of freight she has carried this season from the islands to Kingston.

The steamers Empire State and Unique had good excursion crowds on their trips down the river this afternoon. The Empire State brought 350 excursionists from river points at noon.

Won By Kestral - In the thirty foot class at the Cobourg regatta, Kestrel, of Kingston, won out with a good lead. Knox, of Rochester, second, and Phalarope, Toronto, third. Kestrel is now owned by Mr. Knopf, of Milton Island, but was formerly the property of Mr. Black.

Blew Up The Vessel - John Donnelly and diver William Newman returned this morning from Deseronto, where yesterday they succeeded in blowing up with dynamite the barge Puritan, which sunk last season in the channel of that harbor, having aboard a cargo of iron ore. The job was executed with neatness and despatch.

Incidents of the Day - The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company will begin next week to raise the steamer Oconto, sunk in the river St. Lawrence at a point almost opposite the Thousand Island Park.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1900