The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1903

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The Results of the R. & O. Nav. Co.

big increases in business over last year. [Toronto Star]


Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up this evening.

Folgers' wharf: schooner Collier from Charlotte with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Two Brothers from Brighton with grain.

The schooner Echo, from Trenton with soft wood, is at Booth & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer Jessie Bain took the ferry route today, while the steamer Pierrepont made the Cape Vincent trips.

The schooner Acacia, discharging coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf, cleared today for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

M.T. company wharf: tug Mary up with one light barge; tug Thomson from Charlotte with two coal laden barges.

Vessel owners at Chicago display grave fears of a labor famine on the lakes this fall. They are deserting their ships in large numbers.

The steamer William P. Palmer, a large steel vessel of the Wolvin line, called at Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon to coal. She was on her way to Duluth.

J. Rafferty's fine steam yacht Rambler, having a speed of twenty-five miles an hour, was in port with a party of pleasure seekers aboard from Alexandria Bay.

The steam yacht Iris, of New York, with the owner J.H. Robinson and family aboard, was in port today en route to Alexandria Bay. The yacht came from New York through the Erie Canal.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Rideau Queen cleared for Smith's Falls; Hamilton from Hamilton; Rideau King from Smith's Falls this evening.

The steamer Marquis of Lorne, lying in the canal at Ottawa, sank Thursday morning. The boat is owned by T.G. Brigham and has been idle this season. The craft was formerly owned in Kingston.

The Award Approved Of - R. Parry Jones, Cleveland, Ohio, Inspector for the English Marine Underwriters, was in the city yesterday and today inspecting the steamer Empire State, damaged by fire some time ago. He made a thorough inspection of the steamer, and fully approved of the award of Capts. Donnelly and McDougall, who made the original survey for the insurance companies to determine the loss.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1903