The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1903

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p.1 No Cargoes For Boats - last year's crop of grain has all been shipped, now have to wait for this year's crop, about September; only have coal cargoes up with no return cargoes; Montreal Transportation company will not run their steamers any further down the St. Lawrence than Kingston.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived light from Sodus to load feldspar.

The schooner Jamieson arrived in port, en route from Prescott to Oswego.

Between Kingston and Ogdensburg, it is said there is no less than 500 gasoline launches

M.T. company elevator: tug Hall up with two light barges and cleared down with three, grain laden.

The steamer Jessie Bain runs the ferry tomorrow, while the steamer America will be receiving slight repairs to her boiler.

The dredging of the channel through Cataraqui bridge was concluded today. There is now a sixteen foot channel throughout that water course.

By her accident on Wednesday, the steamer St. Lawrence will be delayed here another week. The castings cannot be made before that time. The delay is most unfortunate at this season.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; Caspian from Charlotte; Rideau King cleared for Smith's Falls; Spartan from Montreal tonight; Rideau Queen, from Smith's Falls, early this evening.

The steamyacht Gladys, recently purchased by the Dominion government for survey purposes, reached the city yesterday from Oswego. Today it cleared for Ottawa, by way of the Rideau. Commander Spain was aboard.

The steamer America with 600 aboard, made the trip from Kingston to Prescott last night in six hours, or twelve miles an hour. Coming up light, she ran to Gananoque in four hours, or at the rate of over thirteen miles an hour.

Captain Armstrong has sold the steamer Alaska to the marine fisheries department, to be used for sweeping the bottom of the St. Lawrence. He was paid $3,000 for her. The boat was used as a steam ferry between Morrisburg and Waddington.



Howard S. Folger, general manager of the Thousand Island Steamboat company expects the steamer St. Lawrence, which broke her walking beam and cylinders Wednesday, will be in shape to be run again within two weeks. Every possible effort is being made to hasten the work of repairing the boat in Kingston.

A man has left for Buffalo with drawings of the cylinder, which is to be cast immediately by the Buffalo Dry Dock Co. This firm promises to have the cylinder completed and ready to put in the boat in a week. The walking beam is being made in Kingston, work already having commenced. Mr. Folger says the damage to the St. Lawrence is much less than supposed.

To Have A New Craft - Thomas Henry, traffic manager for R. & O. company, announces that company plans to have a new steamer built to replace the Montreal, which burned on March 7th, involving a loss of $500,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1903