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

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The schooner Lydon cleared to-day for Detroit.

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

The tug Active cleared for Montreal with four grain laden barges.

The schooner Helen is loading at Richardsons' wharf for Toronto.

The schooner Volunteer, which sank at Belleville last week, is being raised.

The barge Detroit is on the M.T. company's marine railway for repairs.

The schooner S.H. Dunn will enter Davis' drydock for repairs tomorrow.

The steamer Myles, from Chicago, with wheat, arrived at Mooer's elevator to-day.

The Calvin company's tug Reginald is in the government drydock for repairs.

The steamer D.D. Calvin, timber laden from Toronto, arrived at Garden Island this morning.

Should the present hot weather continue, the excursion business will not fall off for a while yet.

The steamer North King makes two more Sunday trips down the river before concluding the season.

The steamer Bothnia, light, cleared from Garden Island this morning to load timber at upper lake ports.

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

Navigation of the St. Lawrence river rapids is more dangerous than people suspect. Many a time a steamer in running the Lachine rapids takes a sudden lurch, and it takes all that the four or six men at the wheel can do to steady the boat. Narrow escapes are of daily occurrence.

R.H. Fenwick, Belleville, brother of Dr. T.M. Fenwick, Kingston, has arrived home from New York with his new steamyacht Thyra. The vessel is 79' long and 11' beam, and has a speed of 16 miles an hour. It is admirably finished.

Capt. Hart, Belleville, went down in to the water and drove four nails into a board to cover a hole in the schooner Volunteer, sunk at Belleville. He was under water for minute, and the Belleville papers remark upon his powers of endurance. They do not say if he had or had not a diver's dress on.

Sailing For Forty-Three Years - Mate William Scott, of the steamer Rideau Queen.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - On account of a heavy fog on the river, the steamer Corsican did not arrive here until three o'clock this afternoon.

p.6 The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company have been asked to tender for the raising of the steamer Spectacular, sunk in Lake Erie.

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