The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1904

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Craig's wharf: steamer Cuba down.

Booth's wharf: schooner Voges from Oswego with coal.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa this evening.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Echo from bay ports, with grain.

The schooner Tradewind, from Charlotte, is discharging coal at Folger's wharf.

The schooner Clara Youell is at the Grove Inn wharf with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Fleetwing, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Soward's wharf.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared from Richardsons' wharf for Sodus with feldspar.

The steamers Corsican and Spartan at Swift's wharf last evening, had very large freight cargoes.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson up with three light barges and clears tomorrow with three coal laden barges for Montreal; tug Thomson from Charlotte, with three barges, coal-laden.



born Norfolk, England, January 15th, 1829.


"Leaving the Current he came up to the great lakes and went aboard the new steamer, Prince of Wales, which ran up the Bay of Quinte. He was afterwards mate of the schooner Saros ? for five years, and finally captain of the schooner Lord Nelson. The captain cannot remember all the vessels he was subsequently connected with, but the Paragon, the Enterprise, the Mary Grover, the Transmontane (sic - Tranchemontagne ?), the Eureka, the barque D.M. Foster, the steam barge Van Allen, the passenger steamer Rupert, which made excursions about the lake and ran between Rochester and Grimsby; the tug George Watson and the tug Minnie Hall in the Welland, the tug Lion, the harbor tug Clarke, the wrecking tug Robb, on which he spent four years, the tug Edzell ?, and the steamer Canada are a few of them.

He commanded the first venture made by the well known house of Sylvester, and he was selected to go to Milwaukee to bring the schooner Annie Mulvey, which had been struck by lightning, to Toronto, if, in his judgement, she was fit for the trip.

Like all sailors, he has had some thrilling adventures. In one of his most dangerous experiences he spent twenty-four hours in a life-boat through a wild storm in the upper lakes when a ship had gone ashore."

born Norfolk, England, January 15th, 1829; a yachtsman and the oldest iceboatman at Toronto; once ran schooner Paragon and had a mortgage on her. (two columns) [Toronto World]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1904