The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1906

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April 14, 1906



Old Navigation Difference Settled.

An old difference between the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company and the New York Central Lines, has been adjusted, and this year St. Lawrence river passengers will be ticketed through by the shortest possible line.

The R. & O. steamers have been running from Toronto over to Charlotte, and then taking the course down the St. Lawrence, for about 800 miles. Up to this year the N.Y.C. has refused to sell tickets through Charlotte. It has either sold to Toronto or to Thousand Islands, to both of which places it has had its own lines. It has a line to Charlotte, also, but that has been a short route out of which the railroad did not get as much revenue as in other places. By taking the boat at Charlotte, however, the passengers get the benefit of the best scenery at the lower end of Ontario, and at the same time have more than a half a day in travelling. This year the New York Central has raised the embarge on Charlotte and permitted the sale of tickets through that point.

The R. & O. company also has made a change in its method of doing business. In returning from St. Lawrence river the canals have been used, instead of the rapids, and this made for slower time. Ot offset this lack of speed the company gave meals and berths free on the return trip. This year it has been decided to charge for the berths, although the meals still are given free.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Granger cleared for Bath with lumber and salt.

The steamer Aletha will likely make her Picton trip the first of next week.

The schooner Senator was sold at marshall's sale at Sturgeon Bay for $20.

The steamer New Island Wanderer goes on her run, Clayton to Thousand Islands, Sunday.

The schooner Kalkins, Capt. Shaw, expects to clear today for Oswego, for a cargo of coal for Sowards.

The steamer Turbinia of the Hamilton Steamboat company is due here May 1st, to enter the government dry dock.

Steamer Wolfe Islander brought a number from Amherst Island to the city yesterday morning, making a return trip in the afternoon.

The steambarge Navajo arrived from Sodus with slack for the knitting mill. She will load feldspar at Richardsons' wharf for Charlotte.

The S.S. Neepawah, now in the dry dock, is having a new plate put on her hull, and a new wale along her side. She will leave early next week.

The steamer Niagara has opened the Bay of Quinte from Picton to Cressy, and as boats from the city can make Amherst Island it should be but the matter of a day or two before the Bay of Quinte is open.

The life-saving station at Charlotte is open. Captain G.M. Gray will be in charge and will have under his command a crew made up as follows: L.D. Seymour, J.C. Sheldon, W.H. Jackson, D.W. Wilcox, H.G. Brewer, W.H. Davis, G. Gilbert and John Smith.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Palmateer came down from Picton Thursday to take up the steamer Jessie Bain which is expected to commence running on the Napanee-Deseronto-Picton route on Monday.

p.12 South Bay, April 9th - The yacht Ripple is about to make a start, waiting for the ice to leave the bay. Her first sail will be to Kingston for gasoline and salt. The Jane Gunion starts for Buffalo in a few days with ice. Capt. David Wright will take charge. James McIntosh has gone to Kingston, today, to act as mate with Capt. Shaw.

p.15 To Ferry Coal - Grand Trunk railway to run a daily ferry from Charlotte to Port Hope, which will carry 28 cars loaded with coal, and will be able to carry 1,000 to 1,200 passengers.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1906