The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamer Aberdeen, Montreal to Brighton.

The steamer America resumed the Cape Vincent route this afternoon.

Swift's wharf: steamer Corsican from Toronto; steamer Hamilton from Montreal tonight.

Last night the steamer America carried 400 excursionists from Gananoque to Clayton.

The steamer Rideau Queen does not arrive from Ottawa until Monday morning. She brings to Kingston the Ottawa army medical corps.

Talking with a reporter this morning, Capt. Gaskin pointed out that on account of the deepening of the St. Lawrence waters, the barges of the M.T. company were loaded just twice the depth as they were ten years ago. Yesterday a tow of four barges cleared from Kingston for Montreal, carrying 133,000 bushels.

The steamer Empire State has undergone a thorough overhauling at Portsmouth. A large gang of men was put on the steamer, and the work is about complete. The hull has been materially strengthened, bolted and caulked. Other improvements have also been made, and the steamer will fulfill the strictest requirements of the Canadian inspectors.

This afternoon at five o'clock the steamer Caspian cleared from Swift's wharf on her first trip of the season to Charlotte. She runs with the steamer North King between Charlotte and the Thousand Islands. The Caspian's officers are: Capt. Bloomfield; mate, M. Lawless; purser, James Bartlett; steward, W.J. Clark; first engineer, W. McWilliams; second engineer, R. Bajus.

p.6 A New Freight Record - 40,000 bushels of wheat left Chicago on steamer Blackrock at 8 p.m. on 15th; arrived at Depot Harbor at 1 p.m. on 18th; transhipped into Canada Atlantic cars and arrived at Coteau Landing at 11 p.m. Wednesday; the barge Condor with the 40,000 bushels on board, left Coteau Landing for Montreal at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning; arrived in Montreal at 7 o'clock Thursday evening.

p.8 On A Sandbar - A private despatch from Niagara last evening conveyed the intelligence that the steamer New York, during a heavy fog, had run on a sand bar. She was not injured to any extent.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1901