The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1906

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Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville passed up last night.

The ferry Wolfe Islander made a trip to Gananoque last night.

The M.T. company's barge Cobourg left the dry dock this morning.

Steamer North King will commence running to Charlotte, Friday, May 25th.

The steamer Tecumseh and consort Burmah cleared from Garden Island for Toronto to load timber.

The steamer Victoria which has been on the marine railway left today to go on her Gananoque-Brockville run.

The steambarge Aberdeen having unloaded coal at Swift's expected to clear this afternoon for Big Sodus for coal.

Superintendent Phillips, Ottawa, is in port on board the government boat Shanley, which attends to the scows in the Rideau canal during the summer.

The steamer Argyle fitting out at the dry dock pier, is looking fine under her new coat of paint and the other finishing touches being made before going into commission on May 28th.

The schooner Pilot, loaded with grain for Richardsons' elevator, sprang a leak coming from Amherst Island yesterday afternoon and reached here with difficulty. Her cargo was immediately unloaded, and it was found that very little was wet, owing to the good work of the crew.

Capt. Cook, of Picton, who has been first mate of the steamer Argyle for several years, has been promoted to command the steamer. He is regarded as a genial popular man, and careful sailor of much experience. The steamer's other officers for the season will include: mate, W. Bongard, Picton; chief engineer, George Hazlett, Kingston; second engineer, S. Summerville, Kingston; steward, William Owens, Picton.

p.3 Gananoque News - May 18th - The steambarge Hinckley, of Oswego, brought a load of coal to the Taylor & Green company, during the past week.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - A report was received from Oswego, N.Y., this morning, that forty-three boats were in port waiting to be loaded with coal. The vessels in the harbor that were expecting to go over for coal will either wait here, or go to Charlotte or Sodus.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1906