The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1901

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The schooner Burton clears this evening for Oswego.

The steamer Empire State entered the government dry-dock this morning for repairs.

Repairs to the steamer Chieftain, in the government drydock, have been completed.

After May 1st the steamer Pierrepont will likely commence her daily trips to Gananoque.

The schooner Eliza White, from Oswego with coal, arrived at Folger's wharf this morniing.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from Bay ports, unloaded grain at Mooer's elevator this morning.

This morning the steamer Parthia arrived at Garden Island, with a raft of lumber from Belleville.

This morning the steamer Pierrepont towed the steamer Empire State to the government dry dock.

At Richardsons' elevator this morning the schooners Ballou and Echo, from Bay ports, unloaded grain.

The schooner Suffel, ashore at Cobourg, is loaded with wheat consigned to the Mooers' elevator, this port.

The white squadron will surely require a temporary addition since the steamer New York goes to Buffalo this season.

The schooner Fleetwing, at Oswego all winter coal laden, arrived in the harbor this morning on her way to Gananoque.

The schooners Tradewind and Acacia arrived at Crawford's wharf this morning with coal from Oswego, having been windbound for several days.

It will be two weeks before the schooner Two Brothers will be able to leave Charlotte with a coal cargo. Capt. Patterson's first trip of the season on a Friday was an unlucky one.

The yacht Norah, a famous Belleville craft, has been sold to R.A. Smith, of Port Hope, a veteran yachtsman, who will convert her into a cruiser, and will change her rig to that of a schooner.

The Lake Ontario navigation company will put on a steamer between Oakville and Toronto. The steamer Richelieu has been chartered for the work. She will be commanded by Capt. Van Vleck, Picton. Alfred Birch, of this city, will be purser. She will start her trips on June 2nd.

The steamer Bothnia and consort Valencia, clear on Thursday from Garden Island for Milhaven. They will ply between Charlotte and Montreal. The Bothnia is known as "Jack the Giant Killer," through the many battles in which she has been engaged, and on account of her charging abilities.

Personal Mention - Capt. Webster Augustus left today for Prescott where he will represent the Inland Lloyds during the season of navigation.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Langdon, Ogdensburg to Chicago, passed up this morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1901