The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1902

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The steambarge Clinton cleared for Oswego.

Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba down; Alexandria up.

New machinery is being put into the M.T. company tug Glide.

Capt. R. Davis, of this city, placed the first boat on the Prescott-Ogdensburg ferry, in 1872.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Erin and steamer India's consort Burmah, from Fort William, with wheat.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa, and cleared for Smith's Falls on her last trip of the season.

The steamer India brought her consort, the Burmah, to Richardsons' elevator, and then cleared for Deseronto with her cargo of iron ore.

The schooner Katie Eccles, owned by C.J. McCollum, Colborne, is partially sunk at Lake Point. She has a cargo of hard coal from Oswego.

The Calvin company's new steambarge will receive new machinery. It was at first intended to transfer that of the steamer Calvin to the newly built vessel.

Vessel owners state that some Kingston coal dealers offer only 50 cents a ton to carry coal from Oswego. They can get seventy-five cents and one dollar a ton elsewhere.

Capt. Oliver, who owns the schooner Clara Youell, has been offered $1 a ton to carry hard coal to Belleville. His vessel is finishing unloading soft coal at the Locomotive Works.

M.T. company elevator - S.S. Bannockburn and consorts and steamer Glengarry and consort from Fort William, with 280,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Ballou, from Consecon, with rye.

The Thousand Island Steamboat company wants the Prescott-Ogdensburg ferry lease which has about expired with the C.P.R. Passenger and Transfer company. The control of the ferry belongs to the Canadian Pacific and New York Central railways. It is probably the best paying ferry on the river.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1902