The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1900

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Schooner Lone Star, Trenton, has shingles for Anglins.

The sloop Rover cleared for Jones' Falls with a mixed cargo.

The schooners Lydon and Falconer cleared to-day for Charlotte.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Sodus with coal for Crawford & Co.

The schooner Madcap, from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Unique cancelled her trip to Ogdensburg this morning, as very few people were going.

Passenger lists on the steamers between Toronto and Montreal are becoming smaller day by day.

At Craig's wharf: Steamers Ocean, from Montreal; Argyle from Charlotte; steambarge Iona, from Montreal.

The tug Bronson arrived to-day from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared again with four barges, laden.

The tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte to-day with three coal laden barges, and cleared again for the same place with three light barges.

The steamer New York made her last trip on the river yesterday, and laid up last night. Capt. "Andy" Miller is grieved at having to leave the water so soon.

The steamer Empire State went to Cape Vincent this morning, in place of the steamer New Island Wanderer, in order to bring over a large cargo of cissel for the penitentiary.

At Swift's wharf: Steamers Spartan, from Toronto; Corsican from Montreal; North King from Charlotte. Clearances: Steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa; schooner Fabiola for Oswego.

Dockmaster Ross, of the government graving dock, states that the report that the present season has been a dull one at the dock is erroneous. The season is one of the best the dock has enjoyed; July and August are record months in the history of the place.

At one time black smokestacks on steamers were all that one would see. During recent years a change has been effected to white, red and cream colors, which are much more pleasing and give to the steamer a clean and inviting appearance. Black smokestacks should cease to exist with the closing century.

It Was Quick Work - The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company made a record in lifting the schooner Volunteer, sunk in the river at Belleville. The Volunteer struck the bridge and sank, having 400 tons of stone aboard, 125 tons being on the deck. When she settled on the bottom there were six feet of water above her deck. The steamer Donnelly and a wrecking crew, in charge of John Donnelly, left Kingston Sunday morning, getting to work on the schooner Monday morning. By two o'clock Tuesday morning the Volunteer was afloat. Her damages were temporarily repaired, but sufficiently so to allow her to proceed on her voyage to Toronto. All the requisite diving was performed by William Newman.


Marine Notes.

The steamer India and consort Ceylon arrived today at Garden Island with ore from Lake Superior ports.

The tug Chieftain cleared last night from Garden Island with a raft of timber for Quebec.

When the Empire State arrived from Ogdensburg last night, it was found that there was a number of Gananoque passengers on board, these having boarded the steamer on the up trip. Mr. Folger had the Empire State make a special trip to take the Gananoque people home.

Samuel Ridgeway, engineer of the steamer New York, is acting on the steamer Empire State for a few days.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1900