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

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p.1 The Canada Cup - yachts Genesee and Cadillac to meet off Charlotte for several races.



The steamer Empire State will be in commission again in a few days.

The steamer America was placed on the Cape Vincent route this morning.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will be painted at Clayton before beginning her river route.

The Folgers are chartering a Montreal steamer, built here three years ago, for the Cape Vincent route.

The schooner Grantham will be in Davis' dry dock all week, receiving a new stem and planking forward.

Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Persia from Montreal; Ocean from Hamilton; Lake Michigan from Montreal.

The steamer Myles will enter Collingwood tomorrow. Her damaged cargo of 9,000 bushels of wheat was sold to the Brantford starch factory.

M.T. company's elevator: tug Thomson arrived from Oswego with two coal laden barges, and cleared with four laden barges for Montreal.

The steam yachts Ingara and Kacymo, built at Davis' shipyard, were shipped to their destinations today. The former is for George Forman, Buffalo, N.Y.

The steamer James Swift's insurance has been settled, and it is understood it will about cover the loss. Tomorrow the rebuilding of the steamer's upperworks will be begun.

The popular steamer North King, with all her bunting flying, made her first trip of the season yesterday among the Thousand Islands. She had a fair passenger list for the first trip.

Thirty years ago there was a steamer Kingston belonging to the Canadian navigation company. The present steamers Spartan, Caspian (Passport), and Corsican (Corinthian), were in commission then.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa this morning; steamers Corsican from Hamilton, Toronto from Toronto, and North King from Charlotte, arrived Sunday.

The steam barge King Ben is partially sunk in Anglin's Bay. On her trip from Prescott to Kingston her stern pipe was loosened, and she gradually filled. On the same trip she broke her wheel. After being pumped out, the King Ben will receive repairs in Davis' dry dock.

The department of public works has arranged to continue this season the hydrographic survey begun last year of the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River, between Kingston and Prescott. The survey will fully determine whether the Canadian or northern channel is as safe and easy as the route on the United States side. S.J. Chapleau, U.E., is in charge of the work.

p.3 A Lively Time - steamer North King returned to Charlotte because storm was making passengers sick. [Rochester Post-Express]

p.5 The government river survey steamer Jessie Bain is about to be put in commission, under an engineer and captain from Montreal. The former has arrived.

p.6 Hopes to Save The Petrel - This afternoon James Lesslie received the following telegram from his brother, Capt. W.B. Lesslie, Cape Race, with regard to the steamship Assyrian and tug Petrel: "Ship a total loss. Expect to save Petrel and outfit."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1901