The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1902

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p.1 The Inenew Launched - Toronto, July 21st - In a downpour of rain the steambarge Inenew, of the Hudson Bay company, was launched Saturday afternoon at the Polson shipyards. As the vessel slid down the ways, Mrs. D.B. Polson christened the boat, but the bottle of champagne failed to break. It was broken by one of the workmen, and the contents flowed over the side of the hull. The barge Inenew is a neat craft. She is eighty feet long, and is built extra strong in order to withstand the ice, which she will encounter in the Hudson Bay. The Inenew will leave next week for her destination, via the St. Lawrence river, and around the Labrador coast to Hudson Bay.



Swift's wharf on Sunday: steamers Kingston and North King, down and up; steamer Corsican cleared for Montreal this morning.

Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Ocean and Cuba down; steambarge Nile, Rideau canal ports to Oswego, with lumber and shingles, called.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts clear tonight for Fort William; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with four grain-laden barges.

H.J. Leighton, of Syracuse, N.Y., builder of the Leighton naptha engines, will bring a new boat to the Thousand Islands in about three weeks which will run twenty-five miles an hour. It is seventy-five feet in length.

Fog and rough weather have hindered passenger steamers from making good time nearly all this month. The steamer North King was nearly two hours late yesterday, on account of a storm on the lake the night before. Other boats, bound down, were also delayed.

Will Ask For Rendezvous - Kingston yacht club to apply for rendezvous of Lake Yacht Racing Association.

Personal Mention - Capt. John Dandy, of the steamer Jessie Bain, engaged in a survey of the River St. Lawrence, has returned to his home in the city. The surveying work will shortly be finished.

p.6 Pith of the News - The whaleback steamer A.D. Thompson and consort Whitworth stranded in the fog off Point aux Basques, three miles south of Detroit, on Sunday. The Thompson is leaking.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1902