The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1902

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The steamer Aberdeen and consort passed down last night.

Swift's wharf: steamer North King from Charlotte on Sunday.

M.T. company elevator: tug Hall arrived from Montreal with three light barges.

The steambarge Clinton and consort arrived at Garden Island from upper lake ports with timber.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia from Montreal and Ocean from Toronto on Sunday; steamer Alexandria from Charlotte this evening.

On Friday the steamer Spartan had a bit of an accident near Belleville. The flanges in her wheel became loose, causing some delay. Temporary repairs were made at Trenton.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Charlotte; schooner Two Brothers arrived from Charlotte with coal; tug British Lion and two coal laden barges, from Oswego, cleared for Ottawa.

The steambarge Iona, which was badly burned in Oswego, was towed to Deseronto on Friday by the tug Charles Ferris. Her cabin and most of her bulwarks are gone. She brought over a cargo of coal for the Rathbun company.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Maggie L. with wheat cleared for Trenton; schooner Monitor, wheat laden, cleared for Napanee; tug Dauntless and grain laden barge cleared for Montreal; steamer Orion and consort Muskoka cleared for upper lake ports.


Good Boat For The Route

Capt. Donnelly inspected the steamer King Edward, at Kingston, and states that she will be a very fine boat for the passenger trade on the upper lakes, between Toledo and Sault Ste. Marie. This boat was formerly the Montauk, built in 1891, steel hull throughout, with one of Harlan & Hollingsworth best marine engines, and will run fifteen miles per hour easily. The boat is magnificently fitted up throughout with an electric light plant. All of the staterooms are of large size, and the boat can furnish berths for 250 people. Repairs will be finally completed at Detroit under the supervision of W.C. Barr, superintendent of the Clergue line of steamers, and will be ready for the route about the 10th June. At New York this boat was allowed 1,200 passengers and Capt. Lafrance states that although heavy weather was experienced on the voyage from New York to St. John's Nfld, very much heavier than will be met with on the lakes, the steamer behaved splendidly.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1902