The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Oct 1900

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The steamer Lake Michigan, from Hamilton, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The schooner Kate, from bay ports with barley, is at Fisher's wharf, Portsmouth.

The tug Nellie Reid and one grain laden barge cleared from Richardsons' elevator to-day for Montreal.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared last night for Deseronto after having been over-hauled at Davis' dry-dock.

R. Davis was in Cornwall yesterday and received a contract from a firm there to build a tug here this winter.

At Swift's wharf: Steamer James Swift, from Ottawa; Hamilton, from Hamilton; Algerian, from Montreal.

The schooners Helen, Ballou and Robert McDonald, from bay ports, arrived with grain at Richardsons' elevator to-day.

The schooner Annie Minnes cleared for Consecon after unloading 10,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company elevator.

On account of the increased demand for pipe boilers, Davis & Sons have had to purchase a larger and more modern pipe cutting machine.

The steamer North King returned from Rochester this morning. She will be stripped now, and go into winter quarters after a most successful season.

Davis & Sons, shipbuilders, will have another busy season this winter. They have orders for a number of boats. A good sign of the prosperity of the country.

Such a great quantity of grain is arriving at Richardsons' elevator by water and rail that that it is with difficulty handled. Yesterday and to-day there were a dozen schooners around the elevator.

The tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte last night with three coal laden barges, and cleared for Prescott with four laden barges, arrived back to-day with three light barges, and cleared again for Charlotte with two barges to load coal.

The steamer Alexandria, in port last night, carried the biggest load of freight she has yet had this year. Her cargo consisted mainly of apples and cheese. At Craig's wharf she unloaded 1,500 cases of canned goods and shipped 1,000 boxes of cheese.

Returned From Indian Lake - Mr. Rafferty, of Isle Imperial, Alexandria Bay, is in the city with a party on the naptha launch Mascot. They have just returned from their summer cottage in Indian lake, up the Rideau. The celebrated Rideau pilot, Mike Melon, is in command of the yacht.

Moon Was Convicted - Capt. James Oliver and William Moon, of the schooner Burton, were before acting recorder White in Oswego, N.Y., police court, charged with creating a disturbance at the Richardson theatre. Moon was convicted and fined $5, but Capt. Oliver was acquitted.

p.5 South Bay Breezes - Oct. 12th - Capt. James Hudgin and wife, of False Ducks, spent a few days among friends.

p.6 The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Augustus cleared for Big Inlet, Georgian Bay, light.

The sloop Volunteer clears this evening for Cape Vincent with lumber.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Oct 1900