The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1903

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p.1 Vessels Wind Bound - Port Dalhousie, Oct. 26th - The first snow squall of the season visited port this morning. A strong gale from the north-west is blowing. The steamer Resolute and barge, bound for Toronto with coal, are wind bound here



Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

Craig's wharf: steamer Persia up; Alexandria down tonight.

The steamer Rideau King will continue regular trips to Rideau riverports until Nov. 1st.

The steamer Turret Court, from Fort William, is expected at the M.T. company elevator tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Myles cleared for Fort William; schooner Maggie L. from bay ports with grain.

The Canada Atlantic elevator at Coteau Landing forwarded 300,000 bushels of grain to Montreal in two days (twenty hours), last week. So far this season the company has handled ten million bushels of grain.

M.T. company elevator: tugs Hall, Bronson and Glide up with thirteen light barges, and cleared down with eight, grain-laden; steamer Fairmount and consort, from Fort William, with 120,000 bushels of wheat, and clears tonight up; steamer Algonquin due from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Howard, of the Hall company, Ogdensburg, ashore since Thursday on Carleton Island, opposite Cape Vincent, was released yesterday by the Calvin company's wrecking outfit. She cleared for Ogdensburg under her own steam, with her coal cargo, but will likely come to Kingston and enter the government dry dock for repairs.

p.5 Carved Down the Plans - It is said that the original plans for the ferry steamer to be built at the Bertram works, Toronto, for Wolfe Island municipal council, were carved down so as to bring the cost within the limits of the $20,000 granted by the ratepayers by by-law. The new steamer, it is said, while following closely the ? of the steamer Pierrepont, will be smaller.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Empire State is now unrecognizable. Her decks are being taken away, and soon only the hull will be left. The poor would appreciate it as a gift.

The steamer Howard, of the Hall line, Ogdensburg, injured slightly by going ashore last week, will reach port either tonight or early tomorrow morning to enter the government graving dock.

The machinery of the dismantled steamer Empire State is being stored away for future use. Perhaps at an early date the Messrs. Folger may construct a new excursion steamer and install the machinery of the old "State" in it.

p.6 World Tidings - The steamer Silver Spray, which became famous by escaping an attack of the Canadian revenue cutter Petrel some weeks ago, was burned on Sunday night at the floating dry-dock of the Empire Shipbuilding company, Buffalo. The boat was owned by Christ Shaw, of Erie. She was used as a fishing steamer and was valued at $4,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1903