The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1902

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p.2 All Is Not Peace - letter distributed at different resorts claims discrimination against Capt. Visger's line.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia from Charlotte with coal.

Folger's wharf: schooner Two Brothers from Charlotte with coal.

Davis & Sons are building for a Pittsburg, Pa. gentleman, a gasoline yacht which will run eighteen miles an hour.

Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean and Cuba down on Sunday; Varuna, Thousand Island Park to bay ports; Alexandria down this evening.

M.T. company elevator: steamers Bothnia from Cleveland with 40,000 bushels of wheat; Glengarry from Fort William with 21,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston and North King on Sunday. This morning the steamer Corsican cleared for Montreal, and the steamer Rideau King for Ottawa.

General Manager Wallace, of the American Shipbuilding company, states that the company has thirty new vessels under contract. Of the four steamers to be built at West Superior two are for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Steamship company and two for the Provident Steamship company. Three of the steamers, and perhaps four, are to be built at West Bay City.

It is likely that the steamer City of Venice will be abandoned to the insurance companies as a total loss. She was sunk last week in a collision with the Canadian steamer Seguin. No effort has as yet been made to survey her, but the nature of her injuries is such as to make that a useless expense. She was rammed by the Seguin in such a way as to punch an enormous hole in her side, and it is believed that all her upper works were destroyed when she went down. She is in water too deep to permit of economical working by the wrecking crews.

A Big Canal Project - George C. Boldt wants to build canal from Heart Island to Lake Waterloo, more commonly called Lake of the Isles, a bay in middle of Wellesley Island.

p.5 Hard To Navigate - the Rideau requires experienced pilots. (1/2 column)

What the People Thought - passengers were upset about being transferred to steamer Rival from Aletha; Capt. Roys gives his side. (1/2 column)

The steamer Rival doing ferry route this morning ran on a mud bank near Wolfe Island. She was released by the steamer Donnelly.

p.6 A Steamyacht Sold - Nina, owned by Charles G. Emery, Calumet Island - 98' long, sold for $30,000.

Won By Viator - naptha launch Viator, owned by Howard S. Folger, beats steam yacht Neried belonging to Col. O.G. Staples, Alexandria Bay.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1902