The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1901

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p.1 Through Grain Route - from Chicago to Liverpool; Leyland line recently purchased by J.P. Morgan.



The schooner Lydon cleared last night for Charlotte.

The steamer Hamilton, from Montreal, arrives at Swift's wharf tonight.

The steamer Aberdeen, from Montreal, with freight, arrives at Craig's wharf tonight.

This morning the steamer New York was inspected by United States marine officials.

Next week the steamer Empire State will go to Cape Vincent where she will be painted.

The tug Thomson, from Oswego with three coal-laden barges, arrived at the M.T. company elevator today.

The steamer Victoria will commence regular trips on the Gananoque-Brockville route on May 15th.

On Monday the tug Bronson of the M.T. company's fleet, will receive new engines at the Kingston foundry.

Port Arthur is to have two new international steamboat lines to Duluth and to Houghton, Isle Royale.

The schooners Lock and Antelope, from Toronto, cleared today for Quebec, in tow of the tug Spray.

The steambarge Water Lily broke her shaft this week and had a new one made at the Kingston foundry.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego; schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego with coal.

The steamers Columbia and Arctic are at the Kingston foundry wharf having boilers and machinery repaired.

Richardsons' elevator: Four Canada Atlantic barges, grain-laden, clear tonight in tow of the tug Chieftain for Montreal.

Mooer's elevator: schooner Rutherford arrived from Toronto with 22,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Richards is loading grain for Montreal.

The steamer John Milne, after receiving repairs to boiler and machinery at the Kingston foundry, cleared last evening for Oswego, to load coal.

The marine engineers' strike at Buffalo is practically over. The engineers won their demands. Chief engineers will get $150 a month, assistants $125.

The steamer John Haggart, from Ottawa, arrived at Swift's wharf this morning en route for Sault Ste. Marie, where she will have her headquarters this season.

The steamyacht Charles W. Crossman, owned by Mr. Redfield, of Hartford, Conn., has had a new boiler placed in position at Alexandria Bay. Already $3,000 has been spent on her in improvements.

The Collins' Bay rafting and wrecking company will station the steamer Petrel with a complete wrecking outfit, at Sydney, so as to be near the Newfoundland coast and the gulf. A wrecking plant for the upper St. Lawrence is to be established at Kingston.

A Toronto based watchman, disputes the championship claim of "Tom" Clancy, Swift's wharf, and challenges proof. Tomorrow afternoon "Tom" will receive his annual salute from the steamer North King, as she glides away from Swift's wharf on her first trip of the season.

Incidents of the Day - The Cape Vincent ice yachts, defeated by Kingston flyers last March, for international honors, were taken away on the steamer New Island Wanderer. Capt. Carnegie had a sorrowful expression as he gazed at the licked ice steeds which he had sworn would clean out the Kingston duffers.

p.5 Big Fishing Business - A. Booth & Co.'s fish tug Thistle, in command of Capt. McLean, a few days ago laid over twenty miles of nets in the lake near the Main Ducks. White fish are the principle ones caught. In taking up the nets the fishermen frequently find wild ducks, which, when diving, have struck the nets and become fastened in the meshes and drowned.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Edward Booth left today in charge of the steamer John Haggart, for Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The schooner Valencia, ashore near Prescott, was floated yesterday. Manager Deas of the Prescott elevator, sent the tug Eddy and a lighter to the relief of the stranded schooner, and after being lightered she was hauled off.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1901