The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1901

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p.1 Have Reached Montreal - The two Chicago grain-laden steamers, bound for Hamburg, have arrived here and will take on more cargo before proceeding. The Northam arrived last night and the Northwestern, aground in the Galop rapids, arrived today. The successful inauguration of this service is an important one for the St. Lawrence route. There were several vexatious delays, but they were of the freak variety. None of them were prejudicial to the general fitness of the channels and canal.



The steamer Nile passed up, en route to Deseronto.

The steambarge King Ben cleared for Montreal with grain.

Garden Island: steamer Parthia arrived from Quebec, light.

Repairs have been completed on the S.S. Bannockburn at Port Huron.

The schooners Freeman and Fleetwing cleared from Gananoque for Oswego.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Laura D. and sloop Minnie, from bay ports.

The sloop Madcap cleared from Rathbun's wharf for Clayton with lumber.

The steamer Pierrepont has received two new life boats, and the crew will practice life-saving this summer.

Swift's wharf: steamer Algerian from Hamilton; steamer James Swift from Ottawa; schooner Lydon cleared for Oswego.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges, and cleared for Sodus with three light barges.

p.5 New Yacht for Rockport - F.H. Huck, Rockport, is in the city, superintending the outfitting of his new steam yacht, the Ellen. The boat is at Davis & Sons' dry dock, where an engine and boiler have just been placed in position. Mr. Huck built the hull himself last winter. The yacht will carry forty passengers, and is seventy feet long, ten and half feet beam, and is capable of making fifteen miles an hour. Yesterday she was inspected by T.J. Thompson, government inspector of boilers, and today Mr. Davis will inspect her hull. The Ellen will leave on Monday for Rockport, and will make her first trip to this city on May 24th, when she will bring a load of excursionists from Mallorytown Landing, Rockwood and way points. John Carnegie, brother of Capt. Robert Carnegie, of the steamer New Island Wanderer, will be in command, while Mr. Huck will be in charge of the engine. The yacht Leone, which Mr. Huck owned last year, he sold to George Parie, of Grenadier Island. The Ellen will be open for charter on the St. Lawrence during the summer.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Chieftain, with a raft in tow, left Trenton this morning for Garden Island.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1901