The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

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

The schooner Two Brothers is unloading coal at the waterworks wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; Caspian from Charlotte; Rideau Queen departed for Ottawa; Algerian from Montreal.

The owners of the steamer Bon Voyage which was destroyed by fire off Houghton last fall, are quickly settling claims for baggage lost.

The R. & O. company intends building two new steamers for the Quebec-Montreal route, each of which will have much larger accommodation than either of the vessels of the line. One of the new boats will be launched next year, and the second in 1903. With these two boats the directorate are hopeful that the receipts will reach $1,500,000. The receipts for the present year are expected to be over $1,000,000. In 1895 the gross receipts were $689,000, which was increased to $901,000 for the year 1900.

Incidents of the Day - The captain of a Kingston schooner is at present engaged in carrying coal from Oswego, and selling it to people in the city and district for $5.25 a ton.

p.5 New Fleet Proposed - by Wolvin syndicate of Chicago; ..."It is proposed by the syndicate to build grain elevators and freight transfer houses at Port Colborne, where deep draft lake navigation meets the fourteen foot limit of the Canadian canals, and also at Montreal where the canal system connects with ocean going ships. The connecting link is to be a fleet of canal steamers with capacity of 70,000 bushels of corn and to cost $1,500,000..."

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1901