The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1901

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The steamer Bothnia, Montreal to Fairhaven, light, passed up last night.

The steamer Melbourne, Hamilton to Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

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

This evening the steamer New Island Wanderer will tow the steamer Empire State to Cape Vincent to be painted.

The torpedo-boat destroyer Johnston, of Garden Island, last evening towed the schooner New Dominion up to Nine Mile Point.

The steamer Algerian due at Swift's wharf last night, did not arrive until late this morning, being delayed at the Iroquois canal.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte with two coal laden barges and cleared later with them for Montreal.

Capt. Thomas Donnelly left last evening for Three Rivers, Quebec, where a barge is sunk in which the insurance underwriters are interested.

The steamer Monkshaven, from Liverpool to Fort William, smashed gates in Lachine canal on Monday and much land was flooded. Repairs were speedily made.

Garden Island: steamer Parthia cleared with raft No. 2 for Quebec; steamer Chieftain arrived from Montreal, light; steamer India and consort Augustus clear this evening for Toronto, light.

A number of sailors on upper lake boats sailing out of American ports are delayed in the city, owing to a strike among the engineers on these vessels. The local men intended leaving a week or more ago.

The new excursion steamer Aletha owned by Mr. Roys, Princess street, is being rapidly fitted out. The boiler has been placed in position, and the engine will soon be completed. It is expected that she will make her trial trips a week from Monday.

p.5 Secured A Crew - The schooner Marianette cleared this afternoon from Garden Island for Oswego. This is the schooner whose crew struck yesterday for higher wages, and were refused. The Marianette's captain secured enough men, at the old wages, to man the vessel, and left the strikers behind.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Katie Eccles, from Cobourg with grain, arrived at Mooer's elevator this afternoon.

The government dredge Queen arrived this morning, and will enter the dry dock for repairs.

p.8 Blocked With Ice - Detroit, Mich., May 8th - still many boats stuck in ice jam.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1901