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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1901

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The Fleetest Boat on the Mail Line Service.

The steamer James Swift was not quite completed today, and does not resume her route until Tuesday.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego with coal; schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Empire State was on the Cape Vincent route yesterday and today, in place of the steamer America, which had river excursions.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; Caspian from Charlotte; Rideau Queen from Ottawa; Hamilton from Montreal tonight.

The Bolivia shoal buoy, two miles below Cedar Island, is missing. Capt. Allen, of the steamer Empire State, noticed yesterday that the buoy was no longer in its place.

The steamer Kingston, it is claimed, is one mile faster than the steamer Toronto. She draws one foot of water less than the Toronto, her draught being 7 feet aft and 6 feet forward.

M.T. company elevator: tugs Glide and Bronson, with seven light barges, from Montreal; S.S. Bannockburn and consorts, from Duluth, and S.S. Rosemount, from Chicago, with 350,000 bushels of grain.

On Monday the steamer Jessie Bain will begin her summer cruise on the river, with a staff of civil engineers and assistants to carry on the work begun last summer of surveying the river between Kingston and Prescott.

Since beginning her excursion business on the 1st of June, the new steamer Aletha has had scarcely an idle day. She has carried large crowds, and met with good success. Capt. Roys and his officers are very popular men.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steam yacht Carmana, of Belleville, was in Davis' dry dock for the past few days receiving repairs.

p.8 Capt. Rothwell's Statement - his version of why the Pierrepont left earlier than it was supposed to.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1901