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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1901

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The schooner Eliza White, from Oswego, with coal, arrived at Soward's wharf.

The schooners Falconer and Burton, from Oswego, are unloading coal at the penitentiary.

The steamer Corsican is taking the place of the steamer Algerian for a few days. The latter is receiving repairs to her wheels at Sorel.

The sloop Ariadne cleared from Rathbun's with lumber for bay ports.

The sloop Columbia is unloading wood at the Grove Inn wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; Caspian from Charlotte; Corsican, from Montreal tonight; Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.

The steamer Caspian did not make her trip down the river today, on account of her late arrival here. Owing to the storm she did not cross the lake last night. Many intending excursionists from here were disappointed.

The only woman on the St. Lawrence with a full and unrestricted pilot's license is Mrs. J.M. Lewis, of New York, who summer home is located at Westminister park. Mrs. Lewis is the owner of the yacht Paul and is considered to be one of the most expert pilots on the St. Lawrence river.

Not until one has gone through the Rideau from Kingston to Ottawa, does he realize how patient the captains on the steamers Rideau Queen and Rideau King are, and that patience is accountable for the dearth of accidents to those steamers. They cut no doubtful corners, even where there is seemingly enough water, and barely drift along in many places, where hazardous captains would try to pass under full steam.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1901