The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Feb 1906

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To Run Between Lewiston and Alexandria Bay.

[Oswego Palladium]

Capt. M.J. Galvin and F.W. Wheeler, of Buffalo, were in town in regard to the new line of steamers which will make a daily trip from Lewiston to Alexandria Bay.

It is proposed to run two steamers, the Seneca and the Iroquois, which are now plying on Lake Michigan. These steamers are of a larger class and very much faster than any which have before made trips on this side of the lake. The steamer will start from Lewiston at 9 a.m., and after stopping at intermediate points, arrive at Alexandria Bay at 10 p.m. Messrs. Galvin and Wheeler have several sites for a dock on the west side of the river under consideration.

The line will be put into operation about June 15th and will afford means to all those who have occasion to travel on the lake to combine pleasure with business. The boats have a reputed speed of eighteen miles an hour.

p.3 letter to editor from sailor re. Snug Harbor - feels that sailors are looked at as "scum of the earth," has negative view of the work done there by James Potter. signed M.A. McDonald. (almost a full column)

p.8 Masters and Mates - The masters and mates had a bumper meeting, last evening, in their rooms over Wade's drug store, at which important business was transacted. Capt. James Dix was appointed to represent Kingston council at the grand lodge meeting in Toronto on February 13th. There are now ten branches in Ontario. Kingston is No. 7 and in a flourishing condition, with a membership of 200, its territory extending from Port Hope to Montreal.

Steps were taken towards having an "At Home," and committees formed. About twenty-five or thirty members meet in the rooms every afternoon and play cards, checkers and a game called "Devil Among the Sailors," which causes great excitement. The rooms are well furnished with reading matter, latest papers, etc. Capt. Donnelly placed the large plates with drawings of ships from A.D. 1066 up to the present time, which he used in his lectures. All the members appreciate Capt. Donnelly's lectures and all attend.

Likely The Last Trip - The trip of the steamer New Island Wanderer from Cape Vincent to Kingston this afternoon, looks like the last for some time to come. The ice is making very rapidly in the harbor and the river. Yesterday the harbor was open; this afternoon there is a thickness of two inches of ice. By tomorrow morning there will be six inches if this temperature below the zero mark continues.

The Wanderer left the Cape at 10:30 o'clock this morning via the foot of Wolfe Island, and reached Folger's wharf at 1:45 o'clock this afternoon. Ice was met all the way. The Wanderer did not go back this afternoon, so that there was no connection from here to the Cape today. The likelihood is that the steamer has made her last trip for the winter.

On January 9th, the Wanderer ceased making the Cape trips, owing to the harbor being ice-bound. For a week she remained in winter quarters, and then resumed her trips, the ice having disappeared during the mild spell that began about January 15th. Since then navigation has been open. February 2nd is the latest date in many years that the Cape or Island ferry steamers have run.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Feb 1906