The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1901

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p.1 To Fit Out His Boat - W. Macdonald, steward of the steamer Toronto, left today for the queen city to fit out his boat for the season. He was accompanied by "Gus" Redmond, of Queen's, who sails as waiter. On Saturday W. Porter, Portsmouth, the head waiter, and eight or ten other Kingstonians will leave to begin the season's work on the Toronto.

p.2 Will Sail On the Caspian - W. Clark, steward, and J.M. Jacquith and J. McCambridge, waiters, will leave on May 1st to fit out the steamer Caspian, which will soon begin regular trips between this city and Charlotte. James Bartlett, Gananoque, the Queen's student who was the popular purser on the steamer North King the last two or three seasons, will sail this summer in the same capacity on the Caspian.



The schooner Lydon clears this evening for Oswego.

The steamer Pierrepont commences her daily trips to Gananoque tomorrow.

The tug Spray and grain laden barge cleared from Mooers' elevator for Montreal.

All the crews of the Canada Atlantic railway barges arrived today to man the boats.

The schooner Waubashene, light, from Collins Bay, arrived at the locomotive works wharf.

The Canada Atlantic railway company's barge Beauport is at the Mooer's company elevator loading grain for Montreal.

The schooner Tradewind cleared from Crawford's wharf for Oswego. The schooner Fleetwing cleared from Swift's for the same port.

Richardson's elevator: schooner Straubenzie arrived from Toronto with barley; schooner Maggie L. arrived from Bay ports with grain and cleared again.

M.T. Company elevator: tug Hall cleared for Montreal with six grain barges; tug Thomson from Charlotte with three coal laden barges; schooner Mowat cleared for Oswego to load coal.

The Montreal transportation company has leased the steamer Bannockburn and consorts to the Canada Atlantic railroad company for two trips between Duluth and Depot Harbor, carrying grain. The steamer Rosemount and consort has also been leased by the Grand Trunk company for two trips between Chicago and Goderich, carrying grain.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Mills left today for Montreal, to take charge of the steamer Algerian.

The tug Spray, of Montreal, came up this afternoon to take the schooner Waubeshene down to the island city, she having been sold to Mr. Bickerdike.



In Lake Michigan - 100,000 Bushels Corn Aboard.

Ludington, Mich., April 30th - The Canada Atlantic steamer Ottawa stranded on Big Point Sauble during a fog yesterday morning. The steamer had 100,000 bushels of corn aboard, and was drawing seventeen feet of water. She was released after a portion of her cargo had been lightened and after considerable dredging. She sustained no damage. The Ottawa, Capt. Birnie in command, was bound from Chicago to a Georgian Bay port. She got away last evening. Lake Michigan.

His Hand Injured - Capt. John McArthur, working on the steamer Rival, at Portsmouth, met with a painful accident yesterday afternoon. While at work on a scaffold he slipped and in falling attempted to catch hold of the staging. In doing so his hand grasped a sharp instrument called a "slit." ? His left hand was severely lacerated, the bone being exposed. The services of a surgeon were necessary to close the wound with stitches.

The steamer Algonquin has been chartered at Toledo to carry corn to Kingston at 2 1/2 cents per bushel.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1901