The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Sep 1900

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Sept. 4, 1900



Repairs to the schooner S.H. Dunn have been completed.

The fall rates have gone into effect on various steamboat lines.

The steamer America entered Davis' dry dock to-day. Her bottom will be caulked.

The steamer Persia had the largest crowd of the season on her up trip from Montreal on Sunday.

The steamer Unique had a large crowd on her excursion down the river yesterday afternoon.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf: Steamer Alexandria, from Toronto last night; schooner Eliza White from Oswego with coal.

The Canadian steamer Sir S.L. Tilley, burned off Fairport last season, has been rebuilt and rechristened the Advance.

Crawford's wharf - Schooner Falconer arrived on Monday from Sodus with coal; schooner Burton cleared to-day for Sodus, light.

The steamer Alexandria is said to be one of the best paying steamers running between Toronto and Montreal. She does a steady business.

The steamers Toronto and Argyle left Clayton together on Sunday afternoon. The Toronto was four miles ahead when she reached Kingston.

The steamer Empire State carried 300 excursionists down the river on Monday, leaving at ten o'clock in the morning. She arrived home at half past seven o'clock in the evening.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: Steamers Corsican from Toronto; Spartan from Montreal; James Swift from Ottawa; North King from Charlotte; schooner Fabiola from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Argyle is said to be one of the best steamers on Lake Ontario. She can stand the fiercest storm without difficulty, and rolls less than almost any other steamer.

The steamer New Island Wanderer went to Cape Vincent yesterday afternoon by the foot of the island. A strong wind was blowing and the waves were running high at the head of the island.

M.T. company's elevator: Tug Active cleared on Monday for Montreal with three grain laden barges; tug Thomson arrived this morning from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared for Charlotte with two barges to load coal; steamer Glengarry and consort Dunmore arrived this afternoon from Fort William.

A Close Race - The steamers Unique and New Island Wanderer left port simultaneously yesterday afternoon, and as the latter had to go around the foot of Wolfe Island to get to Cape Vincent, the rival steamers, pursuing the same course, could not forbear the chance to race. The passengers enjoyed one of the fastest steamboat rides they ever had in their lives. The Wanderer slightly outdistanced her speedy rival. The race to the foot of the island was, however, a close one.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Sep 1900