The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1902

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Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

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

K. & P. railway spile wharf: schooner Flora Carveth from Charlotte with coal.

The steamyacht Myra was in Davis' dry dock yesterday aftenoon to receive repairs to her machinery.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto, down and up; Caspian from Charlotte; Corsican from Montreal tonight; Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.

The sixty-foot naptha yacht Regina, of Philadelphia, which remained at Kingston several days recently, successfully navigated the Lachine rapids on Tuesday, with an Indian pilot aboard. The yacht shipped considerable water.

These appropriations have been made by the United States government: Charlotte harbor, N.Y., $75,000; harbor at Little Sodus Bay, N.Y., $68,500; Oswego harbor, N.Y., $50,000; Cape Vincent harbor, N.Y., $102,000; improvement of the shoals of the St. Lawrence river between Ogdensburg, N.Y., and the foot of Lake Ontario, $40,000.

p.3 Visgers Must Put Up Bond - of $500 if they use docks pending trial of case...."The action was brought by the St. Lawrence steamboat company, which under the management of Henry S. Folger, runs a line of steamboats on the St. Lawrence river, against Walter L. Visger and H. Wellington Visger, who operate the Idler, Sophia, and other steamers. The two lines are competitors and at times there has been sharp rate wars between them for the summer traffic on the river.

p.6 Willing to Abandon Ferry - The Folgers are quite willing to let their ferry lease with Wolfe Island to expire next summer, and let the island council make other arrangements. The latter had counted upon a new company building a steamer, but nothing has been done yet. A prominent Wolfe Islander says that certain men have been simply fooling the township councillors, and that they have no intention of taking stock in the proposed steamer.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1902