The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1902

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May 27, 1902

p.2 Incidents Of The Day - The steamer America's old whistle has been replaced by one of a very deep tone.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria from Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa; schooner Falconer from Charlotte.

The steamer India and consorts, timber laden from upper lake ports, arrived at Garden Island.

On account of the heavy wind and sea yesterday, the Cape Vincent steamers had to go around the foot of Wolfe Island.

The steamer Kingston comes forth next month in even grander style than when the royal party were aboard her last October.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson cleared down with three grain laden barges; tug Bronson arrived up with three light barges.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Dauntless and two grain laden barges cleared for Montreal; sloop Granger cleared for Gananoque with wheat.

So thick was the fog in the harbor on Sunday morning that vessels had difficulty in landing. They succeeded in getting in by whistle calls and responses.

The big steamer Montreal was commanded entirely by Kingston men. On the bridge were Capts. Batten, Booth and Esford, while Alexander Milne was chief engineer for the trip.

The new R. & O. navigation company's steamer Montreal arrived at Swift's wharf early on Sunday morning, and during the day was viewed by throngs of people. On Sunday afternoon she cleared down the river.

On Saturday the tug Edmund and consort Columbia arrived at Carrington's tannery with a load of tan-bark from Bedford Mills. It has been many years since such a cargo has come down the Rideau, and it was a reminder of the old days when the shipping of tanbark was a prominent industry.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1902