The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne from Montreal; tug Shanly from Ottawa.

The steamer Hero, lying at Belleville, will be pumped out in a few days.

The tug Edmond and barge are at Crawford's Grove Inn wharf with wood from Bedford Mills.

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

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson arrived with three light barges from Montreal and cleared for Oswego with one barge to load coal.

The underwriters have settled the insurance of the steamer Hero, burned at Belleville on June 14th. Mr. Gildersleeve received $15,000, the full amount.

James Jenkins, of the steambarge King Ben, had his foot crushed in the windlass while at work on the vessel Thursday at Montreal. He was taken to the general hospital.

F.H. Clerque, of Sault Ste. Marie, has placed an order with the Collingwood shipbuilding company for a steel barge of about 6,500 tons capacity. Dimensions of the vessel are 390 feet keel, forty-six feet beam and twenty-six feet depth.

Major J.W. Simons, Buffalo, N.Y., has made the recommendation that the sum of $150,000 by appropriated by the river and harbor committee for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1903, to fully complete the Cape Vincent breakwater.

Barry Bros., formerly of Wolfe Island, and now the leading marine men of Chicago, have purchased the old western line steamers Empire State and Badger State, and will put them in condition for service between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Will Prepare A Report - city is looking for a place for swimming hole along waterfront - ..."The only suitable place for bathing, between the Cataraqui bridge and the Grove Inn, was the waterworks' slip, and that was leased by the Donnelly company...."

p.6 The steamer Richelieu, now running between Toronto and Oakville, will, after September, be run on the Bay of Quinte route. The steamer ? will then return to Deseronto.

Pith of the News - The steamer Victoria is in Davis & Sons' dry dock receiving repairs to her wheel.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1901