The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1901

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Richardsons' elevator: steamer Myles from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria from Olcott, N.Y.; steamyacht Thyra from Alexandria Bay.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Two Brothers from Oswego with coal; schooners Tradewind and Acacia cleared for Oswego.

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

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts from Chicago with 190,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson from Sodus and Oswego, with two coal-laden barges.

Thomas Donnelly, Kingston, and Capt. John Perew, Buffalo, are looking over the remains of the burned steamer Hero. Capt. Perew is acting in the interests of the underwriters.

H. Corby builds a dock at the Main Ducks in Lake Ontario. The work will be completed in three weeks. Mr. Corby will have a shelter coming down the lake if he cares to run into the Main Ducks.

The public works department promised that dredging would be continued in Kingston harbor, and begun at the foot of Wolfe Island this summer. No dredge, however, has as yet put in an appearance, and marine men are wondering why.

p.5 Affairs of the Hour - The sailing yachts Verona and Cock Robin, owned by Dr. Black and S.C. Calvin, respectively, will leave tomorrow for Buffalo, N.Y. with local crews.

p.6 On The St. Lawrence - Electric lights will be used hereafter as signal lights on the steamer St. Lawrence. The port and starboard lights were connected yesterday and burned last evening on trial. This is the only boat on the Thousand Island steamboat line with the equipment.

The Steamer Algerian Won - The steamer Empire State and the Algerian had an exciting race down the St. Lawrence Sunday night, says an Ogdensburg, N.Y., despatch. The Algerian crossed over from the Canadian channel and straightened down the American channel about one fourth of a mile abaft the State. Full steam was crowded on and her long red funnels continually belched forth smoke. The State was opened up to her fullest capacity and aided by the current, made fourteen and one-half miles an hour. Both boats were crowded with passengers, who were keenly interested in the result. Inch by inch the Algerian gained and when the Narrows were reached put on an extra spurt and passed the State.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1901