The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1901

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Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton arrived from Hamilton.

Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne arrived from Hamilton.

Mooers' elevator: schooner Madcap, from bay ports, with grain.

Capt. Bongard is now in command of the Hero. Capt. Bloomfield is fitting out the steamer Caspian.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Kate, Laura D., Maggie L., Granger, Monitor and Echo, from bay ports.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Jessie Drummond, from Oakville, with 15,000 bushels of wheat; tug Hall arrived from Montreal with four light barges.

A beautiful sight was witnessed in the harbor between six and seven o'clock this morning, one which has seldom been seen in recent years. Nine light schooners with sails all set stood out of the harbor, taking advantage of the slight breeze that was blowing. The nine craft were in a line, at about half-past six, between Garden Island and the Mooer's company elevator.

Incidents of the Day - Yesterday, before the schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared, one of her crew, "Buffalo" Whelan fell into the water. He was rescued by E. Charles.

p.5 A Fine Lot of Paintings - One of the marine paintings which Nicholas Henderson loaned the Dominion government was that of a fine clipper ship built at Quebec fifty years ago by the late William Powers. The painting was made from plans and sketches which Mr. Power had in his possession before his death. The painting was made to show the class of ship used half a century ago. The other paintings represented a grain fleet leaving Chicago harbor, and the steamer Rosemount in a storm on Lake Superior.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1901