The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1901

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July 2, 1901



Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Sodus.

The steamer New Island Wanderer was on the Cape Vincent route yesterday.

The steamer Aletha had 125 people on her excursion to Jones' Falls this morning.

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

Arthur Page, of the steamer Pierrepont, has been transferred to the steamer Empire State.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, from Olcott to Quebec; steamer Waterlily, from bay ports.

Rathbun's wharf, Grove Inn: schooners Collier, Annie Minnes, and Burton, from Oswego, with coal.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with two light barges; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with five laden barges.

The steamer Kingston tied up at the wharf, Toronto, Monday, and makes her inaugural trip this afternoon. Kingston council, ex-mayors and pressmen take a trip on her to Prescott tomorrow.

A despatch has been received from Cape Race that the Collins Bay wrecking and towing company's tug Petrel, sunk there, having gone to the wreck of the S.S. Assyrian, has been raised and towed to St. John's, Nfld. The tug has sustained very little damage, and will be ready for duty again at an early date.

Is Severely Afflicted - Capt. Daniel Bates acting strangely, taken to hospital

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Aletha, bound for Jones' Falls this morning with an excursion party aboard, found the bottom of the Rideau River too close to the surface nearly opposite the Grand Trunk station. She struck fast in the mud, but was easily released by the steamer John Milne, passing at the time.

p.6 To Present the Colors - The new steamer Kingston, of the R. & O. navigation company's line, left Toronto on her initial trip. She is due to arrive at Swift's wharf at five o'clock tomorrow morning. On the trip down to Prescott the mayor, on behalf of the corporation, will present the company with a complete set of flags for the new steamer. The flags are real beauties, manufactured expressly for the Kingston. Invitations to be presented at the ceremony, as the company's guests have been extended to the city council, and many prominent citizens.

On The St. Lawrence - The new searchlight placed on the steamer St. Lawrence is a thirty-four inch Mount Ruchmore (sic) light with a ninety ampere light power. The light is the standard used by the United States navy. The large battleships are equipped with identically the same lights.

Capt. Visger will build a wharf at Fine View Park. The Fine View wharf was rented Saturday by the Thousand Island steamboat company for the season and Capt. Visger has, it is said, been denied the use of it. The Thousand Island company also have control of the Thousand Island park wharf this season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1901