The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1901

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p.2 An Ancient Document - poster advertising steamer Princess Royal, Capt. Twohey, for Cobourg, Toronto and Queenston, in 1848.

Incidents of the Day - Booth's coal gang of five men and a boy, unloaded the schooner Two Brothers yesterday in record time. In less than ten hours, they unloaded 238 tons of coal.


Good Work Done by the Calvin Co. Wreckers.

Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean arrived from Montreal.

A forward deck is being erected on the steamer Belmont.

Swift's wharf: schooner Lydon arrived from Oswego with coal.

The schooners Freeman and Fleetwing, from Oswego with coal, are at Gananoque.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Nellie Reid and three grain-laden barges cleared for Montreal.

The whole mosquito fleet set sail from Richardsons' elevator this morning for up the bay.

M.T. company elevator: the tug Hall cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges; barge Regina entered the government dry dock for repairs.

Eight sailing vessels with five sails unfurled to the breeze were beating out of the harbor this morning, bound for Oswego. The whole fleet were bunched in the reach between the harbor and Nine Mile Point.

This morning Capt. Rothwell, of the steamer Pierrepont, placed a spar-buoy on the tower shoal opposite the ferry wharf. The shoal has caused trouble to vessels, and the captain's action will be appreciated by all mariners.

This morning the Calvin company's steamers Johnston and Chieftain returned to Garden Island from Cardinal, where they were successful yesterday afternoon in pulling the steam-ship Northwestern off her grounded position at the foot of the Gallop rapids. It took the Calvin boats just five hours and a half to accomplish the work, which mariners regard as a great feat. Many other tugs and steamers attempted to release the Northwestern, but were unsuccessful.

A Pretty Harbor Scene - A very pretty scene was witnessed on the lake early this morning. At about six o'clock eight vessels were seen on the port tack, leaving the harbor. The light breeze scarcely furnished enough power to pit them to the starboard tack. The eight ships, all in line, with sails all set, made a very beautiful scene.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1901