The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Aug 1901

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Swift's wharf: on Sunday, steamers Kingston and North King. Today, steamers Corsican cleared for Prescott; Rideau Queen for Ottawa.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson arrived with four light barges from Montreal, and cleared for Charlotte with two barges to load coal.

Richardson's elevator: steamer Myles arrived Sunday from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared today for the same port.

Craig's wharf: on Sunday steamers Cuba from Toledo; Ocean from Hamilton; Persia from Montreal. Barges Montreal and Klondyke from Montreal with salt.

The steamer Aletha carried a large excursion on Saturday from bay ports to the Thousand Island park. The steamer Varuna returned the excursionists, calling at Craig's wharf this morning.

While approaching Richardons' elevator yesterday, the steamer Myles went aground on a mud bank. She was pulled off by the steamer Donnelly without sustaining any damage. More dredging is required in the approaches to the elevators.


Steamer Valeria's Boiler Did Not Burst.

Gananoque, Aug. 26th - (To the Editor) - Would you kindly correct a statement in Saturday's Whig, saying that the steamer Valeria had burst her boiler? The engineer, a Kingston man, through gross carelessness, allowed the water in the boiler to get low, and melted out the fusible plug. He had to pull the fire out, and, as we had no steam, we had to be towed in. That was all the damage done. The Valeria was on her route next morning. The engineer was discharged.


p.6 Kestrel Finishes First - at first of Kingston yacht club races for Bruce Carruthers trophy.

The steambarge Richards cleared from Richardsons' wharf for Oswego with feldspar.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Aug 1901