The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1903

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind from Charlotte with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Nellie Reid and grain-laden barge cleared for Montreal.

The schooner Voges, of Charlotte, N.Y., has entered the government drydock to be repaired.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with three barges to load coal.

The steamer St. Lawrence was towed to Garden Island today to have her broken walking beam lifted out.

Craig's wharf: On Sunday steamers Cuba and Ocean down, and Persia up. This evening, steamer Alexandria down.

The steamer Orion cleared for Montreal to load railway iron. She has been in the government dry dock for the past ten days receiving repairs.

The steamer Varuna touched at Craig's wharf this morning on her return to Belleville and bay ports from the Thousand Island Park. She made her first down excursion trip of the summer on Saturday.

Garden Island: steamer Calvin and consorts from Blind River, and Toledo with timber, steambarge Simla and consort from Lake Superior ports with timber and iron ore.

Swift's wharf: On Sunday, steamers Kingston and North King. Today, steamer Rideau Queen for Smith's Falls; Corsican, for Montreal; Rideau King from Smith's Falls; schooner Suffel from Charlotte with coal.

All the line boats coming from the west were late on Sunday morning, owing to the storm on the lake. There was a gale from the south on Saturday night, and vessels kept in port until the worst was over. Even the steamer Kingston was an hour and a half late. The steamer North King was caught in the storm going across from Port Hope to Charlotte Saturday evening, and her officers say it was the worst they ever experienced in the month of July, during which there are scarcely ever any gales. The North King was very late in reaching Charlotte, and therefore did not make her Bay of Quinte trip on the way down. She came direct to Kingston, but touched at bay ports on the return in the evening.

Day's Episodes - The usual large crowd assembled on Swift's wharf Sunday afternoon to witness the arrival and departure of the steamers Kingston and North King. Both steamers had a large number of passengers aboard.



[Toronto Star]

In a despatch from Montreal John A. Cuttle, general manager of the Montreal Transportation company, was reported as saying that for the next ten weeks Canadian vessels on the upper lakes would be entirely without cargoes.

Capt. J.B. Foote, marine superintendent of the Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation company, when shown the despatch this morning, said:

"Mr. Cuttle is only partially right. While, owing to market conditions in the old country and also to the season of the year, the carrying trade is undoubtedly light, our boats at least have still a considerable volumne of ore to move for the Clergue people. Last year we moved over 350,000 tons of ore for the Clergue syndicate. The season for grain-carrying is certainly short, but it is only a question of time until the development in the mining sections will be so great that there will be no lack of cargoes for lake vessels."

Bishop At Wolfe Island - ....Hiram Calvin's beautiful yacht Blue Bell brought the bishop over to Wolfe Island in the morning. The Calvin company's steamer Frontenac brought over a large number of people from Garden Island in the evening....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1903