The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1900

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p.2 No Bones Broken - Capt. Noonan still confined to house after injury to knee.


The sloop Volunteer is unloading lumber at Anglin's.

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

The steamers New York and Ramona will lay up near the government drydock.

At Richardsons' elevator: Steambarge Chub and schooner Helen, from bay ports.

The schooner Suffel, with wheat from Hamilton, arrived at Mooers' elevator this morning.

The steamyacht Catherine C. was at Craig's wharf last night, and cleared this morning for Oswego.

The steamer Islander is now alone on the river business. The other White Squadron steamers have all come to Kingston for the winter.

At Swift's wharf: Steamers Corsican, from Toronto; Hamilton, from Hamilton; Algerian, from Montreal tonight; James Swift, from Ottawa.

M.R. Davis is preparing plans for a 45' steam yacht to be built here this winter for a Buffalo, N.Y. gentleman. The yacht will cost $3,000.

The steamyacht Sweetheart, owned by A.B. Chaffey, of Montreal, who summers on Stave Island, near Alexandria Bay, has arrived here to go into winter quarters.

The tugs Dey, of Cardinal, and Thistle, of Kingston, are in Davis' dry-dock for repairs. The latter tug is owned by the Lake Ontario fish company, and will be placed in commission by that company, which has lately been using sail boats for their business.

The steamer North King had hard luck on her last trip of the season to Rochester. One of the paddle wheels became disabled when the vessel was well out in the lake off Brighton. She drifted for about six hours, when repairs having been effected, she put into Port Hope.

In all probability a steamer similar to the Rideau Queen will be built this winter for the Rideau route. It has been found that greater through accommodation will be required next year on account of the New York Central railway company advertising the Rideau. In that case the steamer James Swift will be made into an excursion boat.

Had Successful Season - The steamer Unique will be wintered at Averell's dock. Altering the deck and otherwise improving her will be undertaken this fall. The pilot house is to be raised and the upper cabin widened. A double stateroom will be placed between the stacks on the upper deck and a toilet room installed. The cabin and partitions on the main deck will be removed to furnish additional space on the upper and lower decks. A railing will be placed around the hurricane deck. Several thousand dollars will be expended. The Unique has been a success. Since her first trip, June 24th, 22,000 passengers have been carried, a daily average of about 400. [Ogdensburg Journal]

p.6 Marine Notes - The schooner Fabiola cleared this afternoon for Oswego.

The schooner Granger, from bay ports with grain, arrived at Richardsons' elevator this afternoon.

The steamer America will go to Cape Vincent tomorrow in place of the steamer New Island Wanderer.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts, from Fort William with 190,000 bushels of wheat arrived at the M.T. company elevator this afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1900