The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1904

Full Text



Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa; steamer Corsican from Montreal.

The steamer Caspian has been moved from her winter moorings to the K. & P. wharf.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Jamieson from Port Darlington with 10,000 bushels of oats.

The schooner Acacia was delayed unloading at Swift's wharf by the breaking of the hoisting boiler.

The steamer North King will commence her regular trips between Port Hope and Rochester on May 30th.

The steambarge Simla cleared from Garden Island for Frankfort, Mich., after unloading her timber yesterday.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Metzner from Brighton, and schooners Granger, Laura D. and Two Brothers from bay ports.

Messrs. Moulther and Chestnut, steamboat inspectors, are here from Oswego, N.Y., to inspect the boats of the White Squadron.

The barge Toledo is in Davis' drydock for repairs. The next to enter will be the schooner Marianette which is to be extensively overhauled.

Capt. R. Davis is in Montreal as a witness in a lawsuit over the schooner Maria which was damaged in being hauled out on a marine railway.

The rafting gang of the Calvin company has arrived at Garden Island. The first raft of timber will leave Garden Island for Quebec early next week.

The sloop Pilot was very little damaged by her sojourn on the south shore of Howe Island during the winter. Capt. Mahoney expects to have her ready for service in a few days.

The steamer barge Westport left Craig's wharf yesterday with a full load of general merchandise and had to leave some behind. It was without doubt the largest load of general goods that has left Kingston on one trip for the Rideau in the last twenty years. Capt. H.J. Arnold owns and sails the Westport, which is a fine vessel for the canal trade.

At Chicago the steamer Kennebec has been chartered to take 75,000 bushels of corn to Quebec or Montreal. The rate is not quoted. Thus far this season nine steamers, representing a total of 695,000 bushels of corn and 135,000 bushels of oats, have been chartered. A year ago in the neighborhood of 23,000,000 bushels of grain had been moved by lake up to May 2nd.

Made Them Quit Work - Messrs. Howard and Porter, two ship carpenter and caulkers, were working at the dredge in the government dry dock with two non-union men, and the president of their union made them quit work on account of their associates.

The New Ferry Steamer - Reeve Fawcett, of Wolfe Island, returned Wednesday evening from Toronto, where he went to look over the new ferry boat. He states that the building of the vessel is progressing well, and that it will be completed by June 1st.

p.4 The Trent Valley Canal - editorial about usefulness.

p.8 Picton Notes - May 4th - On Sunday afternoon the steamer Corsican made her first appearance, on her way to Montreal. The schooner W.J. Suffel (Capt. N. Wellbanks) is unloading coal at the Rathbun company dock. She was the first boat in with coal this year. On Tuesday morning the Aberdeen arrived with a load of soft coal from Charlotte. The Spartan came in on Tuesday. Capt. Hart's boat, the F.H. Burton , went out on Wednesday morning. She will go to Deseronto to get a load of lumber for Oswego.

Incidents Of The Day - Hull and Boiler Inspectors Moulter and Chestnut, of Oswego, N.Y., were inspecting the steamers Pierrepont and St. Lawrence today.

Thomas Donnelly went to Owen Sound last night to inspect the S.S. Westmount, which is in dry dock there receiving extensive repairs.

D.D. Calvin, J.D. Calvin and Miss Calvin left this afternoon for New York whence they will sail on Saturday for a three month's tour on the continent.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
5 May 1904
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1904