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

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p.1 Released From Quarantine - The steamer Chieftain, of the Calvin company, Garden Island, which was quarantined at Quebec two weeks ago on account of having had a smallpox case on board on its trip down the river, was released yesterday, and started up the river. The Chieftain will meet the steamer Parthia and raft which leave Garden Island this evening.

p.8 Did Not See The Buoy - It was nine o'clock at night, instead of in the daytime, that the schooner S.H. Dunn drifted on the Myles shoal. Capt. Dix says there was only ten feet of water on the shoal. He thought there was a greater depth and that the Dunn would slip over all right. In any event he did not see the buoy marking the shoal until the schooner was almost upon it.

Some Appointments Forecast - There has been talk of Capt. Dunlop being appointed to the command of the new R. & O. steamer Kingston. A Toronto marine man, who claims to be inside the facts, says that Capt. Esford, of the Toronto, will be transferred to the Kingston, taking with him purser "Jack" Tinning, and steward F. Hepburn. The same gentleman is authority for the statement that Capt. E. Booth, first officer of the Toronto, will be promoted to the command of that steamer. He is a Kingstonian and well qualified to fill so important a position.


The steamer St. Andrew cleared for Chicago.

The str. Alexandria called at Craig's wharf last night.

The steamer Parthia cleared to-day for Quebec with a raft of timber.

The barge Detroit is on the M.T. company marine railway for repairs.

The schooner Burton cleared to-day for Charlotte, and the schooner Acacia for Oswego.

The tug Kate cleared last night from Mooer's elevator with three light barges for Montreal.

The schooner Annie Minnes and steambarge King Ben are at the shipyard, Deseronto, undergoing repairs.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: Steamers Corsican from Toronto; Spartan from Montreal; Rideau Queen from Ottawa.

The tug Thomson arrived to-day with four light barges from Montreal, and clears tonight with four barges, grain laden.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts arrived at the M.T. company elevator to-day from Chicago with 175,000 bushels of corn. They clear tonight for Chicago.

The passenger traffic to Cape Vincent by the White Squadron steamers has not been so brisk in ten years as it has been during the present season. The travel has been steady ever since navigation opened in the spring.

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