The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1907

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The tug Frontenac is loading withs at the K. & P. wharf for Garden Island.

The steamer Victoria was at Folger's this morning, on her way to Brockville, where she will take a load of Germans to Ottawa.

Richardsons': Schooner Ford River for Charlotte with feldspar; tug Kate and barge Maggie for Montreal; steam barge Randall for Rideau points.

The schooner Charlie Marshall cleared for Oswego yesterday, after unloading coal at the penitentiary. The schooner Cornelia cleared from the cotton mill Sunday for Oswego.

Swift's: Steamer Toronto down and up Sunday; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa today; steamer Belleville up Saturday; steamer Hamilton down Saturday night; steamer City of Ottawa up Sunday; steamer Dundurn up Sunday; steamer Caspian down and up Sunday.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Charlotte with two coal barges; tug Thomson from Montreal with four light barges; steamer Advance, from Fort William, on her way to Montreal with 45,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Rosemount, with consorts Hamilton and Quebec, cleared for Fort William; tug Emerson for Montreal with four grain-laden barges; tug Thomson for Montreal with two grain and two coal barges.

p.5 The steamer Rapids King arrived here today on her way to Toronto, where she will lay up for the season. The new steamer has had a very successful summer, and has proved successful in every way.

Big Steel Steamboats - Ogdensburg, Sept. 16th - Thousand Island Steamboat company may contract for two steamboats 260 feet long, 1,250 passengers.

p.6 Robert Vair's Career - He came from Scotland with family in 1832; left father's home at Glenburnie in 1839 to learn trade; learned engineering at the Niagara works for four years, then sailed on various vessels for 22 years; worked as engineer on City of Hamilton, seven years on steamer Highlander, in 1859 went on old Pierrepont, then Shanly, Banshee, Boston, Watertown, last vessel on which he sailed was the steamer Rochester, now the Donnelly; returned to family farm in 1867. (1 1/2 columns)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1907