The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1903

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p.1 Pamella Finished - Cape Vincent, N.Y., June 19th - Yesterday the steamyacht Niagara took the elegant houseboat Pamella, built for S.H. Maxwell of New York, at a cost of $14,000, to Alexandria Bay. In her fittings and furnishings, as well as her general build, the Pamella is perhaps the largest and finest houseboat on the St. Lawrence. Mr. Maxwell and family were on board.



The schooner Fleetwing cleared for Oswego.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up tonight.

Crawford's wharf: steambarge Parsons cleared for Oswego.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down and up; Hamilton from Hamilton.

The steamer Parthia cleared from Garden Island with a raft of timber for Quebec.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Echo, Ariadne and Maggie L. from bay ports with grain.

Capt. R. Davis left today for Sorel, Que., to hold a survey on the steamer Maria, damaged by a collision.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson up with four light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden.

The steamer New York will begin her regular trips tomorrow. The steamer Ramona will also go into commission on Saturday.

A new record was established Wednesday by the steamer Columbian, of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company, when this popular steamer made the run from Prescott to Montreal in seven hours and ten minutes, as against her best time last year of seven hours and thirty five minutes. The steamer left Prescott at 11 a.m. and reached Montreal at 7:28 p.m. That day the steamer Kingston was late in getting down, and the Columbian which connects with her at Prescott made up some of the lost time. Capt. Hinckley, of Kingston, commands the Columbian.

A Portsmouth Steam Yacht.

At Portsmouth for some weeks past there has been building upon Lowe's dock a steam launch for James Halliday, of Breck and Halliday. It was designed by the veteran nautical architect, Capt. J.W. Pierce, and built by Thomas F. Graham, and is a model of the craftsman's art. It's length overall is thirty-five feet, beam six feet, draught amidships eighteen inches; frames of white oak and planked with British Columbia cedar, fastened with galvanized nails throughout; the metal fittings are of bronze throughout. The engine is a seven horse-power compound with a patent pipe boiler of an improved pattern. There is seating capacity for thirty passengers, with coal bunkers carrying half a ton. The yacht was christened the Volta and rode the water like a bird. She will no doubt show considerable speed as it is one of Capt. Pierce's latest ideas in modelling.

At The Police Court - John Farrelly, a strapping sailor of the steamer Westmount, whose arrest required the services of four policemen, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. A fine of $5 and costs was inflicted.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Petrel cleared today for Newfoundland, where in future she will be stationed.

Capt. James Fleming is in the city paying his family a visit. The captain is doing well, running a large steamer out of Detroit at a salary of $1,400 per annum.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1903