May 25, 1905
At Craig's wharf: steamers Persia and Melbourne down; Lake Michigan up, yesterday.
The steamer North King leaves tomorrow for Charlotte on her first trip of the season.
The steamyacht Ellen was at Craig's wharf yesterday, with an excursion from Gananoque.
The steambarge Navajo, from Montreal, with general freight, is at Richardsons' wharf unloading.
At Swift's wharf: steamers Picton down; Hamilton up; Castanet from Clayton; Island Belle from Ogdensburg yesterday; Rideau King to Ottawa this morning.
M.T. company wharf: S.S. Fairmount and consorts cleared for Chicago; tug Emerson from Oswego with two coal-laden barges and cleared down with those and two grain-laden barges; tug Hall up with two light barges.
Superintendent Rees, of the government dry dock, has received orders to have the pier which was damaged by the steamer Scout explosion and fire, repaired. The cost will be about $1,500. S. Grimshaw has been appointed foreman and will attend to the rebuilding.
The steamer Spray of Alexandria Bay, has been sold to the hotel owners at Temagami Lake. Thomas Crate, formerly of Kingston, is manager of the hostelry. A couple of other old boats from around here have been taken up there to go into commission, and there is probably hope for others.
The schooner Bissell, which grounded on Calumet Island, on Monday, while towing behind the steamer Burkhead, was taken to Ogdensburg on Tuesday, and discharged her lumber. The accident was caused by the steamer's steering gear getting out of order, causing her to shear. Her bow was knocked off and planking ripped.
In inspecting the equipment of the steamer St. Lawrence, U.S. Inspector Molther, of Oswego, put too vigorous a test on one of the life boats, which gave way under the strain. Mariners say the test was far too vigorous for the life boats of a river steamer, thirteen men being in the boat when it was let down from the davits. The United States inspectors are becoming stricter in their examination of vessels.
Aquatic Sports Held In Harbor - for holiday; skiff and launch races.
Fine Victoria Day - Folger boats brought 1,500 visitors; steamer New Island Wanderer had 250 from Thousand Island points; the Castanet 150 from the same places; steamer America brought 400 from Ogdensburg, Brockville, Rockport and Gananoque; the steamer Island Belle 100 from river points; the steamer Aletha 200 from bay ports