The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1903

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Voges cleared for Oswego.

The steamers Ocean and Cuba were in port yesterday, each having a large passenger list.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Nellie Reid and barge Roberts, from Montreal, with damaged corn.

Craig's wharf: steamers Varuna up this morning; Alexandria down this evening; Persia up and Ocean and Cuba down on Sunday.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson from Oswego with two coal-laden barges, and cleared for Montreal, also with two grain-laden barges.

The steamer North King had almost her compliment of excursionists yesterday from Rochester to points among the Thousand Islands. This popular steamer retains her full share of patronage.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston and North King down on Sunday; Corsican cleared for Montreal, and Rideau Queen for Smith's Falls this morning; Rideau King from Smith's Falls this evening.

In order to repair a leak just outside the gate of the government dock, a cassion (a water tight compartment) had to be made. It was placed against the stone wall under water, and a workman was thus enabled to make the necessary repairs.

The steamer New Island Wanderer had a brush with the steamer North King at noon on Sunday, and the passengers on both boats were keenly interested. The Wanderer, on her way across from Gananoque with a small party met the King about a mile above Clayton, passed around her stern and taking the port side gradually worked ahead of Harry Gildersleeve's staunch and popular old lake rover. The North King had a very large crowd of passengers, but was running fourteen miles an hour.

p.5 Fine Houseboat In Port - The steamyacht Ellen and houseboat Allandale, with W.H. Dikeman and party, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on board, were in port today. Both boats are the property of Fred Huck, of Rockport, Ont., and are in charge of that enterprising gentleman. They have been cruising for a week and left to spend another week at the foot of Howe Island. The party then intends going up the Rideau for a few days' fishing. The Allandale is a new houseboat, and this is her first trip. She is splendidly fitted out, and is said to be the finest houseboat on the St. Lawrence River.

p.6 The steamer Pellet, of the Peterson line, was in port today en route from Montreal to Fort William.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1903