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

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p.2 Talk of Steamboat Line - Rapid Transit Co. of Thousand Islands; plans to run four excursions daily between Ogdensburg and Kingston; plans are being drawn for a steel side wheel steamer.


The schooner Tradewind cleared for Sodus.

Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with two lught barges.

The steamer Thyra, Belleville, entered Davis' dry dock this morning for repairs.

The steamer New Island Wanderer was placed on the Cape Vincent route today.

The steamer Empire State has finished the season's work, and will be laid up.

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

For Amateur Sailors - the kinds of lights to be carried on small craft - quoting from Chapter 79 of the revised statutes of Canada, for steam vessels less than 40 tons.



A special from Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, says: "The steamer John J. Long was burned at Mildrum Bay dock at one o'clock on Tuesday morning. The Long was owned by Capt. Cleland, Little Current, and carried the mail, passengers and freight between Cutler and Manitowaning, calling at intermediate ports. She was on her weekly trip to Cockburn Island when the catastrophe occurred.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Chief engineer Scott was ill and had only laid down about fifteen minutes when he discovered smoke, and found the vessel in flames. He immediately aroused the firemen, who were sleeping below in the stern and who but for his prompt action would have been cut off from escape. He next aroused the captain and Mrs. Cleland and the crew, who hurried on a few clothes and made a rush for their lives.

The steamer was newly fitted up in the spring and was insured for $6,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1901