The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1900

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The sloop Monitor to-day loaded coal at Swift & Co's storehouses and cleared for Bath.

The steamer Persia, Hamilton to Montreal, touched at Craig & Co's wharf this morning.

The schooner S.H. Dunn cleared this afternoon for Charlotte to load coal for the Calvin Company, Garden Island.

The dredge Nipissing, employed in this harbor since the opening of navigation left this morning for Port Hope.

The steamer Rosedale, Chicago, to-day discharged 45,000 bushels of corn at the Mooer's elevator, clearing again for the west.

The tug Maggie May and barge Dandy, with cordwood, from Rideau canal points, arrived this morning for Crawford & Co.

The new big steel steamer Strathcona, built in England for McKay Bros., Hamilton, passed up this morning under her own steam.

The schooner Helen, Wellington, discharged 40,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator yesterday and cleared again for Toronto to load grain for this port.

The tug Thomson, with two coal laden barges from Oswego, touched at this port this morning and picked up two more barges, grain laden, continuing her trip to Montreal.

Called at Swift & Co's wharf: Steamers Toronto on down and up trips; Rideau Queen, Ottawa, down and up trips; schooners Mary Ann Lydon and Eliza White, Charlotte, coal laden; tug Ferris and two coal laden barges for Ottawa.

The story comes from Oswego, N.Y., that the New York Central people contemplate putting on steamers from Lewiston, Charlotte and Oswego to Alexandria Bay. The steamer Arundell is on the route and is taking trade from the Central's branches. The steamer Toronto is also securing many passengers from Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, that would otherwise go to the Central. The boats to be put on will be chartered for the first season. They will be the largest, swiftest and staunchest to be had for Lake Ontario navigation. During the spring and fall they can be out into other trade. The introduction of these boats will bring trade to the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's boats on the St. Lawrence run.

p.6 The Body Found - of Archibald Marshall, who drowned off steamer North King near Deseronto, was found near Cole's wharf, 3 miles west of Deseronto.


Another Big Boat Has Spread Itself Across Channel.

Detroit, Aug. 15th - The schooner Maida, bound down in tow of the S.S. Matoa, both ore laden, broke her chains as she entered the Encampment cut, St. Mary's river, yesterday afternoon, sheered and struck the bank and swung across the channel, which is only 300 feet wide. The Maida is 375 feet long. She is partly sunk. Coming during the height of the season, it is likely to prove as disastrous, if not more so, than the delay caused by the sinking of Douglas Houghton at the same place last fall. It is believed it will take from three to five days to release her. A large fleet is already tied up. Light draft boats can get around the wreck by using the old Canadian channel, which is about fourteen and a half feet deep.

New Lake Leviathans - Chicago, Aug. 15th - With the Gilchrist contract for five large steamers taken yesterday, the American shipbuilding company now has in hand for construction the coming winter eight steamers, all over 400 feet in length.

Incidents of the Day - Dredging at Cape Vincent for the proposed breakwater has been completed. In order to secure a solid foundation for the crib work the bottom was scooped out for a depth of eight feet. It will require 18,000 tons of rock to fill in the foundation.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1900