The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1904

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p.2 Incidents - steamer Varuna did not make her usual Saturday trip.


The steamyacht Margaret was at Swift's wharf this morning.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes will load feldspar for Charlotte.

Soward's wharf: schooner Fleetwing, from Oswego, with coal.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson up with three light barges.

All vessels coming to this port met no mishaps in the storm of Saturday.

The schooner Luff clears today from the penitentiary wharf for Charlotte.

Richardsons' wharf: schooner Two Brothers clears today for Charlotte with feldspar.

The schooner Charlie Marshall was expected to clear from Portsmouth today for Charlotte.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Charlotte last night and is unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

The steamers Varuna and Wherenow abandoned their trips on Saturday, owing to the rough weather.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the Locomotive Works wharf.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego; schooner Rutherford arrived from Oswego with coal.

Swift's wharf: steamers Corsican, down last night; Toronto, down and up; Rideau Queen, to Ottawa this morning.

Craig's wharf: steamers Lake Michigan and Persia up and Ocean and Cuba down, yesterday; Alexandria down tonight.

Garden Island: steamer India from Marquette with iron ore for Deseronto, and consort Burma from Toledo, with timber for the island.

The steamer Fawcett did not make an early trip this morning, as something went wrong with her machinery. Repairs were made and she came over later.

After the trip of the steamer Aletha to Montreal and Ottawa, Capt. Roys was graciously approached with an address. The genial organizer, W.J. McGrath, wears a gold chain and locket as a kindly memento with requests for it to be but an initial trip of a series.

A mariner informs the Whig that the schooner Charles McGee, which has been criticized for being allowed to carry coal for the water works, on account of being owned in the United States, is sailed by Capt. Beaupre, of Portsmouth, and her crew are of Kingston. Extensive repairs were made to her here of recent date.

Timely Advice - letter to editor - city council has given an order for 1,280 tons of coal for the water works department; the contract to carry the coal from Sodus went to owner of schooner John McGee, of Toledo; work should go to Canadian or local boat and crew.

p.4 Death of R.C. Carter - for some years captain of Gildersleeve's steamer Norseman; became associated with Rathbun's, and at time of death was general manager of Deseronto Navigation company.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1904