The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1901

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p.1 The steamer Neasho has arrived at Cleveland with the first load of ore received at that port from Michipicoten, Ont. The load was 2,665 tons. The ore was of Bessemer quality.



Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Ocean from Toronto; Persia and Cuba from Montreal.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson arrived from Oswego with coal laden barges; tug Hall cleared for Montreal with one grain and two coal laden barges.

It was only the intermediate shaft of the steamer Island Queen which broke on Saturday. Repairs will be completed this afternoon, and the steamer will resume her trips tomorrow.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego; schooner Tradewind arrived from Oswego, coal laden; tug British Lion and barge, lumber laden, Deseronto to Montreal, called.

The steamer North King was an hour late in arriving here on Sunday morning. With the coal she got at Charlotte, full steam could not be got up, and that's how the steamer made slow time. On arriving she coaled at Swift's wharf.

Swift's wharf: on Sunday, steamer Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Algerian from Hamilton. This morning, steamers Aletha, Thousand Island Park to Trenton; Corsican cleared for Prescott; Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.

The steamer Saturn, which went ashore on Pigeon Island on Thursday, was released late Saturday afternoon. She was resting on a gravel bank, and sustained no damage. The steamer proceeded to Collins Bay to reload her timber, and will likely proceed to Montreal tonight or tomorrow morning.

Received An Invitation - Capt. Thomas Donnelly received an invitation from the Midland navigation company to attend a luncheon aboard the company's new steel steamer Midland Queen, built in Scotland, and now lying at Montreal, on Monday afternoon. The steamer will ply between Duluth and Midland in connection with the Grand Trunk railroad.

Chapter of Accidents - A chapter of marine accidents occurred to local boats last week. Fortunately none were serious. Thursday the steamer Saturn went on the Charity shoals, at the entrance to the American channel. On Friday the steering gear of the steamer Rideau Queen broke and she was ashore near Merrickville, but was not injured. Saturday the steamer Varuna broke her crank and was unable to take her usual trip to Thousand Island Park. The steamer Aletha made the trip instead. Saturday afternoon the steamer Island Queen, taking the ferry route, had just pulled out on her last trip to the islands at four o'clock. She had not proceeded more than a couple of hundred yards when her shaft broke and she drifted around the harbor until picked up by the steamer Chieftain and towed to Garden Island. The Chieftain finished the ferry route. In consequence of the accident the Queen was unable to take the bicyclists to Picton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1901