The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1906

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Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria due up tonight.

The M.T. company's barge Cornwall is in the dry dock for caulking.

The schooner Marshall cleared from the penitentiary with stone for Cobourg.

The schooner Maize which came here from Colborne for repairs, cleared today for Oswego.

The ferry Wolfe Islander made a trip to Gananoque last night, returning this morning.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville passed up last night; steamer Hamilton due down tonight.

Oscar Day, Trenton, who has this week been the guest of his brother, H.H. Day, manager of the Dominion Fish company, left today for Sorel, Quebec, to commence fitting out the steamer Prescott of the R. & O. line on which the coming season he will be steward.

Capt. Sughrue of the government supply boat Scout is the "white-haired boy" in marine circles just at present, since the return of his boat to port after placing all the gas buoys. The captain has made a record in placing the buoys in the river this spring, they all having commenced their season's duties as lights to the channel of navigation, the first of the month.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Westmount and consort cleared for Fort William; steamer Fairmount and consort clear late tonight for Charlotte to load fuel and then go to Fort William; steamer Rosemount and consort from Fort William with 120,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Howe from Duluth with 70,000 bushels of flax; tugs Bronson and Emerson up with four light barges; tug Bronson cleared down with three grain-laden barges.

p.5 A Monster of the Lake - The Detroit and Cleveland Navigation company is having built a steamer whose cost is placed at $1,250,000, which will be the monster of the lakes, and is to be ready for the season of 1907. This boat, as yet without name, is to be a side-wheeler somewhat akin to the New Providence, which was added to the Long Island Sound fleet last summer. There are to be passenger elevators, open fireplaces, and private telephones in every room, while private verandahs are to lead from the expansive parlors. Upon the decks of the steamer can be stowed 110 carloads of freight, while her passenger excursion limit will be 4,500 persons. The size of the vessel appears in the fact that a stroll of a mile will be included in a walk around the boat, starting at the gangway and returning to the same point. [Springfield Republican]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1906