The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1902

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Booth's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Charlotte.

Crawford's wharf: schooner New Dominion, coal laden, from Charlotte.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge King Ben cleared for Montreal with rice.

Craig's wharf: steamers Varuna and Niagara from bay ports with excursionists en route to the Thousand Island Park.

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

The Folger boats have been carrying passengers for the past thirty years, handling no less than five million people. In all that time, the company has not lost one life, or wet a foot.

Capt. Chauncey Deryeau ( Daryaw ?) left last evening for Toronto to take command of the schooner Queen of the Lakes, replacing Capt. Ostrander, who was badly injured by being struck by a boom.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount cleared for Toledo; tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with five light barges, and cleared down with two barges, grain laden; tug Thomson up with two light barges, and cleared for Charlotte with one light barge.

A Sailor Injured - Peter Ostrander, Picton, aged fifty-four, is suffering from a double fracture of his left leg and some ribs broken. While setting sail on the vessel Queen of the Lakes a boom fell, striking him on the back. A small boat went for medical aid, and the schooner was taken to shore by a tug. After his injuries had been temporarily attended to he was removed to the hospital. [Toronto Star]

p.8 Goderich Notes - Aug. 15th - The Rhodes cleared on Wednesday, for Chicago, with 70,000 bushels of corn. The three masted schooner Norway, Kingston, arrived on Monday from Toledo, with 585 tons of coal. The Rosedale reached the Goderich harbor on Thursday, with 82,000 bushels of wheat from Port Arthur.

Capt. T.J. Craig did not put his steamer Island Queen in commission this summer on account of the uncertain cool weather.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1902