The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1904

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

The steamer Myles arrived at the dry dock this morning.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson up with three light barges.

The steamer New Island Wanderer made a trip to Clayton yesterday.

The tug Shanley, with Superintendent Phillips, of the Rideau canal, is here.

The steamer Myles is one of the Canadian boats that is carrying corn from Chicago.

The barge Bella, which has been on the M.T. company ways all winter, has been launched.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived from Charlotte with coal for the Locomotive Works.

The steamers Fairmount and Westmount will reach here this week with wheat from Fort William.

Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean and Cuba down, and Persia up on Sunday; Alexandria down tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Rosedale from Fort William with wheat; schooner Laura D. from Trenton.

The yacht Ripple, of Brockville, receiving repairs here during the past winter, was taken down on Saturday by the owner, Mr. Travers.

The schooner Fleetwing made a fast trip to Oswego and return. She left on Friday night, loaded coal at Oswego, and returned to Soward's wharf on Saturday night, making the trip within twenty-four hours.

Capt. Andrew Dunlop left yesterday for Sorel, Que. He will bring the steamer Bohemian from Sorel to the Montreal dry dock, where she will be overhauled. He will also test the new steam steering gear which has been installed on that boat. The Bohemian will commence her regular trips on June 15th, connecting at Prescott with the steamer Toronto. Capt. Dunlop will return to this city on Wednesday or Thursday.

A Chicago despatch says: Canadian boats, which have been carrying Manitoba wheat from Fort William, have begun to appear in the Chicago market for grain to Georgian Bay. One of the Turret boats has been placed for corn to Midland at two cents. From the present indications there will be all the Canadian tonnage that Chicago shippers can handle on the market within a fortnight. Nothing was offered for Buffalo on account of the elevator strike there.


Sale of A Steamer.

The Upper Canada Gazette, of Toronto, in its issue of November 18th, 1824, announced that the good old Frontenac steamer, the first on the lakes, one that had done good service, was to be sold at Kingston. No reason is given.

"Frontenac steamboat - Important Sale - On Monday, the 10th day of January, 1825, at the hour of twelve o'clock noon, at the government wharf, at Kingston, will be sold by public auction, to the highest bidder, without reserve, the steam vessel Frontenac, of 700 tons burden, with an engine of fifty horse power (Bolton & Watt) together with anchors, cables, sails, rigging, cabin furniture, etc. D. John Smith, treasurer, Kingston, Dec. 6th, 1824.

p.6 Point Traverse Points - Bongard Bros. made a trip to Collins Bay and Kingston with wheat last week. They have their steam tug ready for fishing though the prospects are not so good as last season.

May 24, 1904

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1904