The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1901

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The schooner Falconer cleared last night for Oswego.

The steambarge Waterlily cleared today for Montreal.

The schooner Collier, with coal from Charlotte, is unloading at the Grove Inn wharf.

The schooner Madcap, from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer James Swift arrives from Smith's Falls this evening, and leaves tomorrow on her first trip to Ottawa.

The steamer Lake Michigan, from Hamilton, called at Craig's wharf today. The steamer Ocean, from Toronto, arrives tomorrow.

T.S. Connor and E.G. Sills have been appointed harbor commissioners of Belleville, replacing George Wallbridge and Thomas Hanley.

Capt. Murray will command the steamyacht Wherenow. This fine pleasure craft is being overhauled and prepared for the approaching season of pleasure.

The steamer Hamilton, on her first trip of the season, called at Swift's wharf last evening with a heavy freight cargo. She left Hamilton Tuesday morning and is bound for Montreal.

Joe Debo, Indian pilot and raftsman on the St. Lawrence, died on Cornwall Island last week. Debo was the first pilot to run the Long Sault rapids with raft, and for over forty years was one of the Collins Bay rafting company and the Calvin company's most reliable pilots. He was eighty-five years of age.

The destruction of Welland canal gates by the steamer Van Allen shows the necessity of steamers having indicators attached to the pilot house so that captains may immediately able to see how the engine is working, and have a chance to remedy any mistake in the number of bells given the engineer, or a mistake on the part of the latter.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Annie Minnes cleared this afternoon from Mooer's elevator for Consecon.

The steamers Aletha, Victoria and Huck are at Davis & Sons' dry dock for repairs. The last named is to receive new machinery.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1901