The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamer Cuba, Montreal to Toledo.

The schooner Eliza White arrived today from Oswego, with coal for Sowards.

A new steamer is to be run between Clayton and the Prospect Point club-house.

M.T. company's wharf: steamer Glengarry and Minnedosa, from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Arundell is doing a fine business between Oswego, Charlotte and the islands. The all-lake route is preferable in summer.

The excursions conducted from river points to the city have not been as well patronized this summer as they were at this time last season.

Captain A.R. Hinckley's new steambarge is 118 feet long, 25 feet beam, and 8 feet hold. A New York marine boiler has been put in her at Oswego.

The indications are at present that the steamers Kingston and Toronto will have all the business they can attend to right up to the middle of September.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Kingston, on down and up trips; steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa; steamer Spartan, Hamilton to Montreal.

The Thousand Islands steamboat company is having plans prepared for two large side-wheel steamers to be built and ready for the opening of next season. They will have a large carrying capacity and be very fast. So says the Brockville Recorder.

The steamer Northwestern, which left Chicago on April 24th for Europe, has completed her first round trip. The voyage was lengthened somewhat by the ice jam in the St. Clair river. With this delay the vessel would not be able to make the number of trips calculated. The owners have concluded that at best she could only make four round trips during the season of navigation.

The steamer American (sic) ran aground on Thursday on the Blanket shoals near the foot of Wolfe Island, while on her return run from Kingston with 300 passengers aboard. The steamer St. Lawrence went to the America's assistance. John Dunfee, with his yacht William Elkins, jr., assisted in passing a line and the America was pulled off on the first trial. No damage was done and the boats were only delayed an hour.

p.4 Affairs of the Hour - The excursion steamer Puritan was burned to the water's edge at Buffalo on Sunday.

p.5 Quite A Speedy Craft - The steamer Niagara, recently rebuilt at Montreal, was in port today bound for Toronto to ply as a passenger boat between that port and Niagara. She is a long narrow steamer of peculiar construction and looks to be a very speedy craft. She was formerly the Drew and was a tug boat in the gulf of St. Lawrence.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1901