The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1907

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Crawford's: schooner Acacia from Sodus with coal.

Richardsons': steambarges Onondaga and Klondyke, from Montreal, light; steambarge Navajo from Montreal, westward with package freight

Swift's: steamer Hamilton up this morning; steamer Dundurn going east today; steamer steamer Belleville down; steamer Brockville from Brockville; steamer Toronto down and up; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

M.T. Co.: steamer George C. Howe, with 78,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth; tug Thomson and four light barges from Montreal; steamer Turret Chief from Fort William with 71,000 bushels of wheat.

The R. & O. N. company's new steamer, Rapids King, yesterday proved its title to the name. The run from Brockville to Kingston in three hours and ten minutes is a record one. The King could do the distance in three hours without trouble. That's pretty good upstream running. The steamer is in the government dry dock today having a piece added to her rudder, which will improve her running.

A week ago the Whig published a few lines saying that the steamer Toronto had bumped Swift's wharf quite hard, while coming into port during a wind storm. This, we are informed, was not so. The steamer, under the skilful management of Capt. E.A. Booth, came in and went out, without disturbance. The informant, consequently, was badly astray in his statement, and the Whig regrets giving misinformation, especially as it has the highest regard for Capt. Booth, one of Kingston's best sailors.

The Prince of Japan - arrives at Kingston on steamer Rapids King; trip up the river from Brockville described.

p.6 Collins Bay, June 11th - The schooner Granger unloaded corn and wheat here for A. Rankin on Monday.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The Donnelly Wrecking company is lifting the barge Cornwall, sunk at the Narrows, near Brockville. Pumping was to be begun this afternoon. Part of the cargo will be taken out. It is not thought the hull is broken beyond repair.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1907