The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1901

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p.1 The Captain Drowned - Capt. M. Colwell, mate of schooner Kathdin, fell overboard near Windsor; 67 years old, lived in Port Hope; brother Capt. J. Colwell was master of the schooner.

Capt. Craig has James Evans, of the Kingston Foundry, improving the machinery of the steamer Island Queen. It has already been discovered that a valve was improperly set when she was outfitted before coming here. When the improvements are all completed, it is expected the steamer will run 14 miles per hour.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The captain of a schooner is bringing coal from Oswego to Kingston and selling it on his own account, below the combine price.



Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Toronto.

Calvin's new barge will be placed in commission this week.

The schooner Fleetwing, from Oswego, is unloading coal at the hosiery mill wharf.

The steamer Indian and consort, from Lake Superior ports, with lumber, have arrived at Garden Island.

It is not likely the appointment of Capt. Donnelly, as inspector of hulls at Toronto, will take effect until October 1st.

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

The schooner Maggie L., Capt. LaRush, arrived from Oswego this morning. On the trip to Oswego on Sunday evening, the shooner had a lively experience in a storm, and was in danger for a time, when nearing that port. A tug came out to her aid, but could not fasten a line. However, the Maggie L. reached Oswego in safety, although she sailed through the air a number of times.

p.4 A Delightful Trip - description of trip among the Islands on North King and Caspian. (1/2 column - basically an ad).

p.5 The steamer Thyra, of Belleville, is in Dav's dry dock receiving repairs to her shaft.

p.6 A Government Office - A despatch from Toronto says: It is stated that Capt. Thomas Donnelly, Kingston, at present inspector for Lloyds, has been appointed inspector of hulls at Toronto. The appointment, a dominion one, carrying with it a salary of $1,400 a year, had been vacant since the death of Thomas Risley about three years ago.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1901