The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1905

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The schooner Metzner is loading feldspar at Richardsons' wharf for Sodus.

Craig's wharf: propeller Persia down and up; steamers Alexandria down this morning; Waterlily down.

The schooner Maggie L., from Brakey's Bay, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator today.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared down with three grain-laden barges; steamer Advance called en route from Montreal to Fort William, with package freight.

The steamer North King left at 5 p.m. Sunday with an excursion party for Rochester, N.Y. Over 150 went from Kingston. They will return on Tuesday morning.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down and up; Aletha from bay ports; North King from Charlotte and return; Picton down last night; Rideau King for Ottawa; Arabian for Sault Ste. Marie.

The management of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company announce that next year they will spend upwards of a million dollars in additions and improvements to their fleet of steamers. A new vessel of the Montreal type will be built for the Montreal-Quebec route, and two smaller ones to run the rapids between here and Prescott.

The steamer Kingston concluded a successful season on leaving port last night. The steamer and her sister ship Toronto went through the season without serious mishap. The delays were few, especially in view of the great amount of fog prevailing in the mornings. They have both been popularly patronized, the number of passengers very frequently - especially in the heated term - being far in excess of the accommodation. The Toronto, which had been in dry-dock here, cleared on Saturday for her winter berth in Toronto. The cleaning of her bottom, entailing three days in dock, cost in the neighborhood of $800. The Kingston, it is understood, will not be docked this year.

p.3 Steamer Is Burned - Alpena, Mich., Oct. 2nd - The steamer P.H. Birckhead, coal laden from Ashtabula to Racine, Wis., was burned on Saturday. Her crew of twelve escaped uninjured, but lost all their effects. The Birckhead will probably be a total loss.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1905