The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1901

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The waterworks' slip is to be dredged so that coal laden vessels, unloading, may not scrape the bottom. A five-ton pipe, now unused, will have to be raised and taken out of the slip.

Excursions By Boat - tomorrow, Victoria Day, steamers Empire State, America, St. Lawrence, New Island Wanderer, Pierrepont, Victoria, and Hero bringing excursionists.



Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Toronto.

Anglin's wharf: schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, with coal.

The schooner Freeman, from Oswego, arrived at Gananoque with coal.

The steamer Pierrepont was delayed half an hour down the river this morning by the fog.

The steamer Aletha, built at Davis' shipyard to run on the river, is completed, and is now lying at Swift's wharf.

Steamer Aletha, the new excursion boat, left today for Iroquois. She will run an excursion from that place to Cornwall tomorrow.

Crawford's wharf: steambarge Milne called, en route to Fairhaven; steambarge Kenirving, Oswego to Smith's Falls, with coal, called.

Garden Island - The steamer Calvin and consort arrived from Toledo with timber. The Calvin had to lighten in order to get through the Welland Canal.

M.T. Company elevator: steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa clear tonight for upper lake ports; tug Bronson clears tonight for Montreal with three grain laden barges.

This afternoon the steamer Empire State cleared from the ferry wharf for Clayton. The old gunboat Pierrepont, being the only steamer ploughing through the water at the time, received a royal salute, and vigorously responded. Capt. Allen commands the Empire State.

Tomorrow morning the steamer America, under the guiding hand of Capt. "Bob" Carnegie, will leave for Cape Vincent on her first trip this season. The America is the neatest vessel of the White Squadron and was never before so brightly painted. She makes three trips to the cape tomorrow, returning with excursionists at half past seven o'clock in the evening.

The latest talk on Wolfe Island is that when the steamer Pierrepont's ferry lease has expired, some prominent people over there will build a steamer to do the Wolfe Island traffic. It is stated that a prominent Kingston man has taken one-third of the stock.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1901