The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1907

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The steamer Belleville arrived here from Montreal, at 7:30 o'clock last night.

The new steamer Rapids King will be given a trial trip either Wednesday or Saturday of this week.

The sloop Granger arrived, last night, from bay ports, with a cargo of pressed hay, for shipment.

The steamer Kingston, of the R. & O. line, will go into commission June 1st, and the Toronto three days later.

The Canada Lake line, operating between Fort William and Montreal, has succeeded the Montreal-Lake Superior line, running on the same route.

The tug Thomson, of the M.T. company, arrived from Montreal last night, with three light barges, and cleared today for Montreal with four grain-laden barges.

The tug Kate and barges Maggie and Siren arrived here from Montreal, last night, and are being loaded with oats and barley for Montreal, at Richardsons' elevator.

Swift's: steamer Picton down this morning; steamer Aletha down and up the bay today; steamer Belleville up last night; steamer Hamilton due up tonight.

The steamer Island Wanderer is now making two round trips to Cape Vincent daily. It was 8:15 o'clock when the Wanderer arrived at Folger's wharf last night, and she had on board a large number of passengers.

Four grain steamers are expected to arrive today for the M.T. Co. They are the steamers Westmount, J.H. Plummer and A.E. Ames, from Fort William, and the steamer Wallace, from Duluth.

The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's at nine o'clock last night, from Rochester, on her way to Montreal. She took on a few passengers, and a large cargo of freight. The steamer was two hours late, owing to train connections.

The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company's steamers on the western route are running, the last steamer leaving Montreal last night. The navigation companies touching at Kingston and operating on the St. Lawrence river, expect to enjoy a busy season this year. The prospects point to one of the heaviest tourist seasons for a number of years.

p.3 Gananoque, May 7th - The coal schooner Tradewind, with a cargo of coal, pulled into the creek yesterday morning to unload at Robertson's coal sheds. The schooner Winnie Wing, coal-laden, is unloading at Taylor & Green's sheds. The barge Kildonan, with a cargo of coal, is lying alongside of the Winnie Wing, awaiting her turn to unload at Taylor & Green's. The steam tug Nellie with the Mary Louise, laden with lumber, in tow, steamed into the creek to Skinner's wharf to unload her cargo from up the Rideau.

p.5 Thousand Island Park, May 6th - The sloop Flying Cloud arrived a few days ago, having been rebuilt, with new spar and sails, in fact almost as good as new.

p.6 Picton, May 7th - The schooner William Jamieson arrived yesterday from Oswego with coal for Lake and Killip's. The schooner Two Brothers cleared light for Deseronto. The schooner Gull is loading lumber at Hepburn's. The steambarge Waterlily passed down to Waupoos with lumber from Trenton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1907