The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1901

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Mooers' elevator: schooner Suffel from Hamilton with grain.

The steamer Aletha went to Belleville today for an excursion.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Laura D. and Maggie L. from bay ports.

The schooner Fleetwing from Charlotte is unloading coal at the spile wharf.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia from Montreal; Ocean from Hamilton; Melbourne from Toledo; steam yacht Sport from Alexandria Bay.

The steamer Victoria of the Brockville-Gananoque route, which was disabled a week ago by the breaking of her shaft, resumed her regular trips Saturday.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Bannockburn cleared for Lake Superior; tug Thomson cleared for Oswego with two light barges; tug Bronson cleared with three laden barges for Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston and North King on Sunday; steam barge Owen from Oswego with coal; steamer Corsican from Hamilton; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa; steamer Aletha from Ogdensburg.

The loss of no steamer at this port would be mourned so sincerely as has been the late steamer Hero. It will be a long time before the people all along the route from Kingston to Belleville, cease to lament the destruction of that popular and most useful steamer.

Following is a length of the different St. Lawrence canals: The Lachine canal is eight and a half miles long; the Beauharnois canal is eleven and a quarter miles; the Soulanges canal is three-quarters of a mile; Morrisburg canal is four miles; Galops seven and five eighths miles; Chambly canal twelve miles; St. Our lock one eighth of a mile; St. Anne's lock one-eighth of a mile; Carillon and Grenville canal ten miles.

Verona Finished First - the second race of the Kingston Yacht Club for the club prizes; Kestrel came second; Norma, Cock Robin and Harmony also raced - details.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1901