The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1900

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p.2 Personal Mention - The steambarge John Milne, Smith's Falls, is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.


The schooners Acacia and Marianette cleared for Charlotte.

The tug Minnie Bell passed up the canal to Ottawa last night.

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

The schooner Maggie L., from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts are expected at the M.T. company's elevator on Saturday.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, undergoing repairs at Garden Island, will be completed on Saturday.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared again with four barges grain-laden.

The steamer North King had 250 passengers aboard when she left Swift's wharf for Alexandria Bay this morning.

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

Arrivals at Craig's wharf: Steamer Ocean from Montreal; steamer Argyle from Charlotte; schooner Eliza White from Sodus.

The steamers Porter and Myles, with barges Wetbeck and Menominee, will bring 149,000 bushels of corn to Kingston from Chicago at 3 1/4 cents.

The tug Drake, being rebuilt at Davis' shipyard, is about completed.

The steamyacht Nazarene was launched at Davis' shipyard to-day.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, is at the asylum's wharf with coal.

The sloop Rover cleared last night for canal ports with a general cargo.

The schooner Ballou, with a party of the Belleville rolling mills' employees, passed down the river this morning on a tour of the Thousand Islands. The party will return on Saturday.

The steamer Rideau Queen, which arrived at Swift's wharf last evening, had its full complement of through passengers from Ottawa. Among the number were H.E. Hutchins and family, Winnipeg.

There is less traffic through the Welland Canal this summer than for a long time. The coal traffic has died out within the last few seasons because there is no tonnage on Lake Ontario now trading to the upper lakes.

p.3 Goderich Notes - Goderich, Aug. 8th - The St. Andrew (not C.A. Andrew) came in on Sunday with 37,000 bushels of wheat for Richardsons' elevator (Ogilvie's). She left at night with 12,000 bushels and a quantity of baled hay for Fort William. The schooner Mary S. Gordon with 400 barrels of salt. The tug Evelyn is bound for some of the fishing stations in the Manitoulins.

p.4 Fell Overboard - Charles Marshall, a deckhand of the steamer North King, disappeared Tuesday night between Glenora and Deseronto.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Richards and consort Ada, Oswego, are at the Kingston penitentiary wharf with 1,700 tons of hard coal. The contractor for the supply of hard coal for the penitentiary found difficulty in securing boats to bring over coal from Oswego, local vessel men combining and advancing the rate. However, the contractor went to Montreal and secured the services of the Richards and consort.

p.6 Want The Dredge To Remain - B.M. Britton, M.P., and Capt. Gaskin, interviewed Hon. Mr. Mulock, at Ottawa last night, and urged that the dredge at present doing work in the harbor be allowed to remain, and dredge other portions of the harbor, where there are obstructions to navigation.

Could Not Turn Back - a splash was heard, but captain wasn't told till the boat was five miles away; ..."Marshall had been sleeping in one of the boats on the hurricane deck, and it is suspected that while he was swinging himself up from out of a window, a slat broke and he was thrown into the water.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1900