The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1900

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The tug Active arrived to-day with five light barges from Montreal.

The schooner Burton cleared this morning from Gananoque for Oswego.

At Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Ballou and Idlewild, from bay ports.

The Calvin Co. is having plans prepared for the building of a new steamer (tug Frontenac ? - Editor).

The steamer Pierrepont to-day began carrying hay from Wolfe Island to the G.T.R. freight sheds.

At Craig's wharf on Sunday: Steamers Persia and Iona from Montreal; Lake Michigan from Hamilton; Ocean from Toronto.

The steam yacht Sophie, owned by N. Henderson, Kingston, left this morning with a party of New Yorkers on a trip up the Rideau.

The M.T. company will build a new tug in their yards at Kingston this winter. It will be similar in design to the Calvin company's steamer Reginald.

The steamers Toronto and North King were at Swift's wharf on Sunday. The latter remains until five o'clock in the afternoon, her river trips being ended for the season.

H.H. Gildersleeve, manager of the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte navigation company, is having plans and specifications prepared for a new side-wheel steamer to be built here this winter.

The steamer James Swift enters Davis' drydock tomorrow for repairs. Last Thursday during the gale she broke her stem, and her stern bearings also became loose. The steamer Rideau Queen will take the Swift's trip to Ottawa tomorrow afternoon.

Whitewings and Pigskin - an account of a handicapped yacht race at the K.Y.C.; won by Dr. Black's Hawk; Chickadee, Cock Robin, Gerda, Hawk, Norma, Geisha, and After You were entered.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Kingston will be launched on December 1st.

The steamer Chieftain clears tonight from Garden Island, with raft no. 15, for Quebec.


Capt. Redfern Returned To His Home In Toronto.

Oswego, N.Y., Sept. 24th - Capt. Charles Redfern, wrecked in the schooner Albacore under the Fort Bank during the heavy storm a week ago, has sold the vessel to the South Shore wrecking company, and returned to his home in Toronto. The vessel will be allowed to stay where she is on the beach until spring, and if found sound when the ice leaves the lake and the water is high, will be pulled off and repaired. The hull and rigging is said to be in good condition and worth the trouble and expense of saving.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1900