The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1902

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The schooner Lydon cleared for Oswego to load coal for Cobourg.

Several of the Calvin fleet left Garden Island today bound for upper lake ports.

The steamer Aletha was unable to come down the bay yesterday on account of the storm.

Seamen's wages are increasing in Chicago and will be higher this summer than for many years past.

The straits of Mackinaw are still fast with anchor ice and it is impossible for steamers or schooners to leave Chicago for the lakes.

A despatch from Cheboygan, Mich. states the schooner Annie M. Peterson, of Oswego, is ashore at Whitefish Point, Lake Superior, twenty miles from Sault Ste. Marie. The crew are safe.

April 11, 1902



The schooner Tradewind arrived from Fairhaven today with coal for Folger Bros.

The steamer Pierrepont towed the steamer St. Lawrence from Cataraqui bridge to the ferry wharf this morning.

The steamer India and consorts cleared today from Garden Island for Toronto. It was the Calvin and consorts which cleared last night.

The first vessel to get into Hamilton harbor was the schooner Suffel, from Fairhaven, which arrived on Wednesday. Last year it was the second week in May before Hamilton harbor was open.

p.5 Made A Fine Job - Andrew McGuire, one of the finest artistic painters in Canada, has just completed two large artistic signs, 9 x 5 feet, for the steamer Islander and to be placed on the paddle boxes on each side. Eagles with outstretched wings are fully drawn out and portrayed with a neatness of style and finish that has indeed been very seldom seen in Kingston. Folger Bros. are delighted with the work and have engaged Mr. McGuire to paint the fancy work on the steamer St. Lawrence. His work was viewed by a large number of citizens who were large in their praise of the artistic ability of the artist. [Canadian Freeman]

April 12, 1902



Crawford's wharf - schooner Acacia, from Oswego with coal, expected today.

The schooner New Dominion arrived at Soward's wharf with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Eliza White, Oswego, with coal, is unloading at Rathbun's Grove Inn wharf.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Maggie L. and Ballou, from bay ports; sloop Minnie from Wolfe Island.

The steamer Ramona will likely leave on Monday for Clayton to receive a new boiler. Her old one was taken out yesterday.

Boats will go into service on the following dates: Toronto, June 1st; Kingston, June 15th; Hamilton, May 1st; North King, May 11th; Caspian, June 28th.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1902