The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1901

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p.1 Deck Hand Drowned - while painting str. F.H. Prince at Ogdensburg.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, Olcott to Quebec.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Acacia clear tonight for Oswego.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, with coal, arrived at Crawford's wharf today.

Capt. Miller resigned his command of the steamer New York at Buffalo, N.Y., and has returned to Kingston.

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

It is understood that Capt. Thomas Donnelly, at present inspector for Lloyds, has been appointed inspector of hulls at Toronto, and that Capt. Augustus, Prescott, will take Capt. Donnelly's position.



[Toronto Globe]

The subject of this sketch, Commodore T.J. Craig, is the first and only mariner employed by the R. & O. navigation company who has branched out as an author and chart designer. His capabilities in this respect first became manifest in 1893, the second year of his engagement with the company, when he designed a neat map of the Bay of Quinte for use in the Hamilton-Montreal line folder; he also contributed a racy sketch of the same route from Cobourg to Gananoque for "Niagara To The Sea," the official guide of the R. & O. navigation company. The same season he won the $400 prize offered by the president of the company, his steamer having made the best showing at the end of the season. Although unassuming in manner, he is a shrewd business manager, and a most popular entertainer on board steamer. On this account he was chosen to take charge of the steamboat war between Kingston, the Thousand Islands and Montreal in 1897-8. When hostilities were declared off, he commanded one of the R. & O. steamers between Montreal and Quebec. By special request he took charge of Lady Minto's party on the Hero through the Thousand Islands in 1899. In 1900 he reluctantly succeeded the late Peter McIntyre as freight agent at Toronto. His regime was a spirited one, many reforms and improvements were inaugurated, and the Toronto business assumed such large proportions under his management as to merit special mention in the last annual report of the company. Desiring lighter employment, he copyrighted his "A.B.C. Key to the River St. Lawrence Channels," and one month later resigned his position as freight agent at Toronto. After placing his guide in the hands of agents at all the principal points on the St. Lawrence river, he engaged in the excursion business on his own account, with a fast steamer purchased from the R. & O. navigation company.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner New Dominion is unloading coal at Garden Island.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1901