The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne and Alexandria from Montreal.

Harry Corby's steamyacht Skylark, Belleville, was in port today.

The schooner Fleetwing, from Charlotte, is discharging coal at the spile wharf.

The steamer Thyra cleared for Belleville today after receiving repairs at Davis' dry dock.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Sodus; steambarge Owens arrived from Sodus with coal.

The mail boats will retain the present time table this month, instead of ceasing on the 15th, as was originally intended.

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

The R. & O. steamers will be kept running most of September on account of the heavy travel to and from the Pan-American. Yesterday the steamer Toronto had 400 through passengers.

The steamer Rideau Queen came out of Davis' dry dock this morning, after receiving repairs to her hull. She sprang a leak near Newboro on her last down trip, and had to return to Kingston.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Bannockburn and consorts arrived from Duluth with 175,000 bushels of wheat, and clear tonigth for Fort William; tug Hall cleared with three laden barges for Montreal.

It seems there is no Canadian marine regulation prohibiting gasoline vessels from carrying passengers. As long as the inspectors deem a boat safe, it will be passed, no matter what it uses for propelling power.

It is understood that three of the old boats of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, the Island Queen, Caspian and River du Loup, have been disposed of, and that next season will witness the launching of the two fast modern boats which the company had contracted for.

Folger Bros. may have two new boats on the river next year, one a pleasure boat to carry 250. She will be equipped with the most modern improvements. The other boat will be a large excursion boat used principally to run on the Ogdensburg and Kingston excursions. She will carry 1,500 people and must be able to run from eighteen to twenty miles an hour.

The steam yacht Now Then, one of the Thousand Island flyers, ran on the shoal on the north side of Howe Island, opposite Mr. Nichol's residence, yesterday afternoon. Early this morning the steamer New Island Wanderer went to the Now Then's rescue, but failed to pull her off. The steam yacht is humped on the shoal, and pumps will be required besides other wrecking outfit.

p.6 Death of F.J. George - joined with Mr. Fraser in hardware business - "This firm had several vessels built for their business - the Gladstone, the Oliver Mowat, several steambarges and another schooner...."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1901