The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1902

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p.1 Death of a Captain - John Perritte, 80; appointed collector on Welland Canal 25 years ago.

p.2 Lose An Hour's Rest - Many residents along the waterfront would feel much more pleased if the steamers Kingston and Toronto would change the hour of their arrival in the morning from five to six o'clock. The hoarse whistle of the steamers awakens them, and they say they loose an hour's sleep every morning in consequence.


Craig's wharf: steamer Persia down.

The steamer Tecumseh and consort Maringo are at Garden Island with timber from Toledo.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down and up; Hamilton from Hamilton; Rideau Queen from Ottawa.

The tugs Johnson and Frontenac of the Calvin fleet, are at Belleville pulling ashore the wrecked bridge. They will complete their work this week.

Crawford's wharf: schooners New Dominion and Acacia, and steambarge Owen from Charlotte with coal; schooner Tradewind cleared for Charlotte.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Bannockburn and consorts cleared for Fort William. tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with two light barges, and proceeded to Charlotte to load coal.

The steamer North King did not come down this morning, owing to the steamer Caspian being disabled. She had to make the lake trips with the mails. This afternoon the steamer America will cover the Caspian's Bay of Quinte route.

It was by backing hard into Belleville's wharf that the steamer Caspian's steering apparatus was broken. Her signal bell did not work right. The Caspian is at the Kingston foundry wharf for repairs, and will not be ready till tomorrow to resume her route.

A syndicate, headed by G.A. Tomilson of Duluth has, according to marine gossip, given an order for a steamer 416 feet keel, 50 feet beam and 28 feet deep. The new vessel will have triple expansion engines, with cylinders 20 by 32 1/2 and 55 by 40 inches stroke of piston. The cost will be about $280,000.

p.5 Incidents Of The Day - Arrived at Garden Island - steamer Tecumseh and barge, timber laden from upper lake ports..

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1902