The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1906

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p.2 Shipments of Flaxseed - large quantities brought this year by steamer from Fort William and Duluth, shipped to England and converted to linseed oil, linseed cake, etc.

Barges Off - The steamer Donnelly and lighter Beauport arrived in port this morning from Cardinal, where they have been the past couple of weeks working on the two M.T. Co's barges which ran aground near the canal piers. The Valencia is off and on her way with her cargo to Montreal. She is believed to be only slightly damaged. The Jet was brought up and has been put in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The Dredge Gone - The dredge Montague was floated from the government dry dock last night and in tow of the government tug Speedy proceeded down the river. She will go to Prince Edward Island to go into commission. The dry dock was pumped out this morning to readjust the blocks, which were placed to accommodate the dredge.

House Boating On The Rideau - The tug Milton returned from her trip up the Rideau, this morning, having in tow the houseboat Waunegan. She carried Mr. Lunberger and family of five, from New York, who have been on a cruise. They went to Clayton during the day.

1,300 People Fed - To give some idea of the crowds carried by the steamer Kingston yesterday it might be stated that 1,300 were served with breakfast and dinner.

Freight Causes Delay - "Up freight is very heavy this year," is the reason given for the lateness of the R. & O. boats en route from Montreal to Toronto and Hamilton. The schedule evidently does not count for much owing to delay at every little port along the line and necessarily the steamers are behind time on arrival in the harbor. The steamer Hamilton was over six hours late yesterday. She had a good crowd and lots of freight.

Marine Notes.

The steamer Rideau King left for Ottawa this morning.

The steamer Parthia left Garden Island last evening with a raft of timber for Quebec.

The schooner Acacia arrived, last night, from Sodus with soft coal for the Locomotive Works.

Propellor Persia passed down this morning, freight and passengers, from St. Catharines for Montreal.

The schooner M.A. Lydon arrived, last night, from Charlotte with soft coal for the water works.

The steamers Toronto and North King made the trip among the Thousand Islands this morning.

The steambarge John Randall (Randalls), from Jones' Falls, passed up last night, bound for Oswego for coal.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Robert Wallace cleared for Duluth; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with four grain barges; steamer Turret Chief from Fort William with 88,000 bushels of flax seed and barley; steamer Fairmount and consorts Melrose and Quebec are expected tomorrow morning from Fort William.

p.3 Gananoque, Aug. 15th - The schooner Collier is unloading another cargo of coal at the Scranton Coal company's sheds.

p.4 Council of Wolfe Island - Aug. 6th - (ferry costs): McKelvey & Birch, $41.09; S. Anglin & Co., $79.02; St. Lawrence Ice Co., $7.57; James Swift & Co., coal for July, $143.66; Queen City Oil Company, oil and grease, $8.80; Oldrieve & Horn, $23.81; Robertson Bros., 90 cents; Calvin Co., washing boiler, $5; G. Keegan, 759 lbs. meat, July, $91.08; C. Cummings, captain, $50; R. Berry, mate, $41.32; D. Leslie, engineer, $66.66; G. Sudder, fireman, $38.16; Miss S. Freeman, cook, $20.66; File Cummings, deckhand, $6; R. Bustard, do., $18; G. Taylor, $1; Erne Crawford, do., $2; P. McDermott, do., $8; J. Compeau, do., $10.66; G. Keegan, purser, $31; G. Rawley, work, $1; Mrs. Eccles, laundry, $3.

p.8 A Great Throng - steamer America arrived in port with 599 passengers from Alexandria Bay; her complement is 600.

Buys The Comanche - Clayton, Aug. 15th - Howard S. Folger has purchased the Comanche, owned by S.H. Vandergrift, Pittsburg, who has a summer home near Murray Hill. The Comanche is one of the handsomest and fastest boats on the St. Lawrence river. It has a total length of forty-five feet and a speed of twenty-three miles an hour, being equipped with seventy-five horse-power engines. Mr. Folger, until a year ago was the owner of the Viator, which he sold to the Canadian government. This was one of the best boats of its kind on the river.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1906