The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1900

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The schooner Jamieson cleared for lake ports.

The steamer Alexandria, from Montreal, calls at Craig's wharf this evening

At Richardson's elevator: Schooners Laura D., Maggie L. and sloop Minnie from bay ports.

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

The steambarge King Ben will put in the remainder of the season plying with merchandise between Montreal and Kingston.

The tug Thomson arrived today from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared for Charlotte with two barges to load coal.

The tug Nellie Reid with two grain laden barges from Richardsons' & Mooers' elevator cleared today for Montreal.

The steamer Arabian from Duluth with corn for Mooer's elevator, and 2,000 barrels of salt for W.G. Craig & Co. arrived this morning.

The steamer North King will enter the government dry dock on Monday to be caulked and receive a general overhauling. Many improvements will be made to the steamer again this winter.

Capt. Bates says that he will probably be able to save the mainsail of the sunken schooner Fabiola. Before the vessel went down he cut the ropes fastening the sail, which would allow the boom to come to the surface. Since his misfortune Capt. Bates has been written to by a friend in Peterboro, who tells him to look about for another vessel and he will furnish the money. The captain's friends are glad that he will be in the trade again.

The Cape Vincent Eagle says only about four hundred feet of the Cape Vincent breakwater, which when finished will be over sixteen hundred feet long, will be constructed this year. The work now in progress is far from being finished. In fact the cribs are only filled a trifle above the water's edge, and, therefore, it is not a very astonishing matter that the structure will not be of much service. The outside or north portion of the breakwater will be eight feet above the water and the inside five feet.

The Timber Trade - Capt. Dix, of the schooner S.H. Dunn, says that the timber trade is getting gradually less each year. There is no more timber to be carried this year. The forests are getting bare and it is only a matter of a few years until this business is about played out. The schooner Dunn will look for coal cargoes when things begin to move again in this line.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - M. Cunningham, the sailor hurt on the schooner Marianette, is improving rapidly.

The sloop Allie C. cleared today from Rathbun's wharf for Cape Vincent with a cargo of lumber.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1900