The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1900

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p.1 Has Sailed For Canada - Hamilton, July 28th - A cable received from Middlesboro states that the Strathcona, the new boat built for the Hamilton and Fort William navigation company, has sailed for Canada. The steamer has a cargo of 1,100 tons of scoria brick for Toronto.



The schooner Marionette, with coal from Oswego, is at the asylum wharf.

The houseboat Duchess, in tow of the tug Naiad, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The tug Nellie Reid arrived at Richardsons' elevator with two light barges from Montreal.

The tug Nellie Reid and two grain laden barges clear tonight from Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.

The tug Reginald and two barges, from Sarnia to Montreal, passed this port late yesterday afternoon.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Laura D., Granger, Maggie L. and steambarge Chub, from bay ports.

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

The steamer Hamilton from Montreal, was at Swift's wharf last night.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: Steamers Spartan from Montreal; Corsican from Toronto; Rideau Queen from Ottawa this evening; Bigelow from Rideau canal ports; schooner Lydon, from Charlotte with coal.

United States labor inspector Bailey is still "summering" down the river, and continues his investigations into the nationalities of members of the crews of the White Squadron steamers. His action only inconveniences the company.

Large steamers down the river continue to be troubled with steam launches, whose ignorant commanders persist in cutting their bows. On Wednesday night a steam yacht started to cross the bow of the steamer Empire State, and although the latter signalled it to keep out of the way, its wheelsman forced the craft ahead, and to avoid certain collision the Empire State had to stop in the middle of the Canadian channel. Capt. Allen did not want to have any trouble, and so gave the impudent launch a chance to go ahead though the steamer clearly had the right of way. The time has arrived when some means must be taken to have all steam yachts placed in charge of competent captains. At present those in charge of many yachts are totally ignorant of all marine rules, and display their ignorance to a marked extent. Only a month ago, the steamer Corsican sunk a yacht which suddenly tried to cross its bow near the Thousand Island park, but the incident seemingly has produced no effect.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Unique has four water tight bulkheads and will float even if she struck a rock. She passed inspection A.1.

The steamyacht Robert, one of the finest afloat on the lakes, was totally destroyed by fire a few miles from Toledo. She was owned by C.R. Lawrence, Detroit. The crew took to the lifeboats. But for the timely arrival of a steamer all would have been lost.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1900