The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1901

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia from Oswego with coal.

Booth's wharf: schooner Mary Ann Lydon from Oswego with coal.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges, and cleared for Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Spartan from Toronto; Rideau King from Ottawa.

Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne, from Montreal; steamyachts Sport and Wherenow, from down the river; steam yacht Wapiti, of Toronto, from down the Rideau, en rooute west.

A.A. Leyare, in behalf of the stockholders of the Rapid transit company, is negotiating for the purchase of the steamer Frank E. Kirkley, one of the fastest boats on the Detroit river. The steamer is 195 feet long, thirty feet beam and ten feet deep. Her maximum speed is nineteen miles an hour. The members of this company are the same as the one which was formed to purchase the Unique, which transaction has come into the courts as a breach of contract suit with a claim of $5,000 damages by Mr. Leyare as promoter of the enterprise. If the sale is consummated the boat will be put on the Kingston-Ogdensburg route this fall.

Popular Young Steamboat Man - J.A. Goodearle at Folger's ferry office.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Corsican of the R. & O. company's line has been laid up here temporarily.

The Calvin company's new barge Marina, the largest craft ever built on Garden Island, was successfully launched yesterday afternoon. She slipped into the water so fast that the friction set the ways afire.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1901