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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1901

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

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, Quebec to Olcott; Varuna, Trenton to Thousand Island Park.

Swift's wharf: steamers Corsican and Hamilton, from Montreal; Toronto from Toronto; Rideau Queen from Ottawa.

The steamer Pierrepont went to Belleville last evening to carry cattle to Cape Vincent.

The steamer Bigelow left Davis' dry dock last night, completely repaired, and cleared for Alexandria Bay. She arrives here on Monday morning with a party for a trip up the Rideau.

It is reported that the Rathbun company will likely buy the hull of the late steamer Hero. E. Charles, of the Thousand Island steamboat company, has gone to Deseronto to make an examination of the hull for the Rathbuns.

Capt. G.E. Atkinson, of Chicago, who sailed the steamer Northwestern through the St. Lawrence river both going and coming from Europe, says that his boat registered a depth of only thirteen feet nine inches coming through the river, and that bottom was felt several times. Capt. C.E. Ross, who made the initial trip in the Northman to Europe and return, said his boat was not drawing fourteen feet of water, and that bottom was touched more times than he kept account of. These captains say there is not a safe fourteen-foot channel throughout the season between Montreal and Kingston.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1901