The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1902

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The schooner Acacia loaded barley at Richardsons' elevator today for Oswego.

The Calvin tug Frontenac broke the buckets of her wheel yesterday at Garden Island.

The schooner William Jamieson, from Bowmanville, was the first sailing vessel to arrive at Oswego this spring.

The schooner Tradewind has been trying for the past few days to get away to Oswego, but is still in the harbor.

The steamer Aletha will be in charge of Capt. Bloomfield, an old favorite of the people of the Bay of Quinte.

The M.T. company's floating elevators will be removed from Kingston to Prescott, having been purchased by the Wolvin syndicate, of Montreal.

The first cargo of coal to arrive in the harbor this spring was that brought by the steambarge Aberdeen, which arrived from Swift's wharf from Charlotte last night.

The Barry line, composed of the Empire State and the Badger State, which ran to Ogdensburg a few years ago, will run between Chicago and all western ports on Lake Michigan.

An attempt was made to sell the Prescott elevator property by the courts. A bid of $125,000 for the whole was refused. The Wolvin company offered $92,000 for the floating property of a tug and eight barges. Only $25,000 was offered for the elevator which cost about $150,000. Written tenders will be received.

Capts. Molther and Chestnut, of Oswego, United States hull and boiler inspectors, examined the steamer Islander today. They expressed pleasure at the excellent work done on her, and classed her for lake and river navigation. The Islander will leave on Tuesday morning to resume her old Clayton-Alexandria Bay route. The steamer New Island Wanderer was to have also been examined today.

The schooner Maggie L. unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning, arriving from Picton. Capt. La Rush says there was no credit due the sloop Laura D. for her victory in getting back to Kingston with the first cargo of grain of the season. He declares that when the Maggie L. and the Laura D. were becalmed, the latter soon started onward (though there was no wind) by means of a sculling apparatus. The Maggie L., Capt. La Rush says, is propelled only by the wind, and has no hidden propelling power.

p.3 The St. Lawrence Canals - official report on work. (full column)

p.4 Raftsmen Arrive Monday - The annual influx of Frenchmen from the lower province, who come up every spring to man the rafts of Calvin & Co., has started. Ten of them have already reached here, while the remainder are expected on Monday. The number will not be as large this year as formerly.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1902