The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1903

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Craig's wharf: steamer Persia down.

The steambarge John Milne, Fairhaven to Smith's Falls, with coal, called at Crawford's wharf.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson up with two light barges and cleared for Oswego with three.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down; Rideau King from and Rideau Queen to Smith's Falls; Spartan from Hamilton.

The new steamboat that has been constructed this season for Harry Arnold, of Westport, made her first trip yesterday to Kingston. It is quite a large boat, and it is the owner's intention at present to engage in the freight business on the route between Westport and Kingston. The steamer has been named the Westport.

The steamer Orion's cargo was discharged today at Richardsons' elevator, and it is understood that little was found damaged. The Orion sustained a bad smash in her bow by striking the lock gate at St. Catharines, and will have to await repairs here. Afterwards she proceeds to the gulf to join Mr. Lesslie's wrecking plant.



A message has been received by the Calvin company that the steamer Calvin is in dock at West Superior, Minn. She worked herself off the shore on Lake Superior and in doing so broke her wheel. It is to fix this that she is being docked.

The steamer Erin is in the government drydock receiving repairs. She will be there for the next ten days.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1903