The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1905

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p.2 Had A Good Time - description of crossing lake four times on steamer Caspian, Capt. Bloomfield, mate George Smith, Purser Dwyer and assistant Fred Maund, stewart R. Guy, engineer O.J. Hickey. (2/3 column)


Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

Richardsons' wharf: steambarge Navajo from Montreal with general freight.

A local steamer is liable to be tied up for not having the new range light required by law.

The steamer Advance cleared for Montreal, after discharging part of her cargo at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Johnston, Calvin company fleet, Garden Island, is loading withs at the K. & P. dock today.

The steamer Scout is now in Davis' drydock, and will remain there for the next month while her hull and bottom is being rebuilt.

Craig's: steamer Navajo from Montreal with a general cargo; steamer Lake Michigan down last night; propeller Persia down this morning.

The Rutland Transit company has chartered the steamer Arabia, of the Western Transit company, of Buffalo, and will run her between Ogdensburg and lake ports.

The steamer New York is to enter the government drydock for some repairs to her hull. She will not run from Kingston this season, but confine her operations between ports on the other side.

Swift's: steamer Kingston down; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa last night; steamer Belleville up tonight; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning.

The steamer Pierrepont had great difficulty in landing at Folger's wharf last evening. She was from Cape Vincent with 200 passengers. When Capt. Ira Folger turned her around towards the sheltered side of the wharf, the wind was so strong that it carried her right over to Richardsons' elevator. In order to make a landing Capt. Folger had to spring the Pierrepont first from the stern off the end of Richardsons' wharf, and then from the bow off the outer end of Folger's wharf. By the latter manoeuvre she was enabled to turn a half circle and come to the wharf with bow facing out.

Inspector M.R. Davis has given special instructions to custom officers at Canadian ports on the river to not allow United States gasoline yachts to carry passengers, unless they have undergone inspection. These yachts have been allowed too much scope down the river, and are illegally carrying passengers from Canadian ports. At one place, a yacht from the other side, not inspected, was actually doing ferry traffic. When on a tour of inspection in the Brockville-Prescott district, yesterday, Mr. Davis saw what was going on, and informed customs officers as to their duty. The result was that one yacht was stopped. The United States law does not require the inspection of these small craft.

p.8 Barge In Dry Dock - The M.T. company's steel barge Quebec is in the government dry-dock for repairs. In coming up the river, it had two mishaps, running ashore below Quebec and breaking away from the tow near Morrisburg. After unloading at Cape Vincent, the barge came here for repairs. It is fully insured. Capt. Thomas Donnelly is representing the underwriters.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1905