The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1903

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Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

The schooner Falconer cleared for Sodus with feldspar.

Booth's wharf: schooner Maize, from Charlotte, with coal.

The tug Dauntless is at the Kingston Foundry wharf receiving repairs.

The steamer John Rugee, of Ogdensburg, is in the government dry dock receiving a new wheel.

The steamer Islander left today for Clayton to go on the route between there and Alexandria Bay.

Crawford's wharf: schooner New Dominion clears tonight for Oswego to load coal for Belleville.

The grain received at the port of Kingston up to May 15th, 1902 was 621,637 bushels in eighteen vessels. Up to the same date in 1903, the receipts were 1,521,156 bushels in thirty-seven vessels, or almost a million bushels more this year than last.

The three masted schooner Sophia Luff, purchased at Chicago by Wilfred Plunkett, Cobourg, cleared from the M.T. company elevator for Cobourg to have her papers changed from a United States vessel to Canadian. She will then proceed to Charlotte to load coal for Kingston.

Schooners Dropping Out.

The arrival of the schooner Sophia J. Luff with a cargo of corn from Chicago marks the permanent removal of five of Chicago's schooner fleet this spring. The Luff, as well as the four others formerly named, were sold to parties not in the Lake Michigan trade and the boats may never enter that trade again. The once large schooner fleet that hailed from Chicago has now dwindled down to not more than thirty craft, a reduction of full 100 per cent, during the last five years. Fifteen years ago Chicago's schooner fleet numbered 300 vessels, and back in the late '70's, when schooners still were carrying the bulk of grain between that port and Buffalo, the fleet numbered nearly 500 vessels.

North King and Caspian.

The officers of the North King and Caspian this season will be:

North King - Captain J. Jarell; first officer, A. Hicks; second officer, M. Lawless; chief engineer, H. Dupere; second engineer, R. Vince; purser, A. Muir; steward, J. Tilton.

Caspian - Captain William Bloomfield; chief engineer, O.J. Hickey; second engineeer, G. Sauve; purser, J.G. Dwyer; steward, H. Wemp.


Not Refused Certificate.

Kingston, May 16th - (To the Editor):

With reference to the statement in your paper regarding the steamer Glengarry, allow me to state that you have done the owners of this boat, unconsciously an injury. Mr. Davis, hull inspector, has not refused to grant this steamer a certificate and could not do so until he had inspected the same. Mr. Davis has not inspected this boat this year. MARINER.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1903