The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1902

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p.1 New Steamer On Great Lakes - Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 22nd - The Cleveland and Detroit Navigation company has bought the steamer Argo. It is the first of the four steamers that will ply between the two cities next year. She has a capacity of 1,200 passengers, 750 tons of freight and was built less than a year ago. She is now running between Duluth and Houghton.



The steambarge John Milne has gone to Seeley's Bay.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, from Quebec, this morning.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston, down and up; Spartan from Hamilton; Rideau King from Ottawa; North King from Charlotte.

Prescott elevator has been sold to Woolvin Syndicate Co. for $85,000. This company recently purchased the steel barges belonging to the elevator company. The plant originally cost $300,000.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson from Montreal with one light barge, and cleared down with three, grain-laden; steamer Glengarry up with two light barges, and cleared for Ogdensburg with her consort Minnedosa to load grain for Montreal.

Will Keep Up The Service - For the benefit of those who may care to know, it may be stated that the R. & O. N. company usually conducts a daily service until September 15th, after which one boat is taken off and a tri-weekly service kept up until October. This system will be carried out this year. While the boats running between Toronto and Montreal have not done as well as in former years, those on the run between Montreal and Quebec are enjoying splendid patronage.

p.6 Slight Accident - Clayton, N.Y., Aug. 22nd - accident to machinery of steamer St. Lawrence, pin broke, passengers transferred to steamer New York.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1902