The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1908

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p.1 Ogdensburg Made Happy - to get appropriations for dredging and other work in harbor.



Steamer Alexandria was at Folger's last night on its up trip.

Steamer Canadian was here this morning on the way from Prescott to the west.

Steamer Wahcondah passed down on her way from Fort William to Montreal with grain.

The tug Frontenac is loading withes at the Kingston & Pembroke wharf for the Calvin company, Garden Island.

Schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived from Oswego with coal for Booth's; schooner Acacia is also unloading coal at Booth's.

M.T. Co.: tug Mary up with two barges, cleared for Montreal with three barges; steamer Horne cleared for the upper lakes.

Richardsons': steambarge Randall is loading wheat for Washburn; steambarge Robert McDonald arrived from Oswego with coal.

Swift's: steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Belleville up tonight; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

The M.T. Co.'s new tug Bartlett, which has arrived in Quebec, will probably be in Kingston on Tuesday. The tug had a fine trip across the Atlantic and made the journey in 14 days.

A new motorboat made its appearance in the harbor today. It developed unusual speed and will make a record for itself should any races take place this season. It is owned by Bombardier Lamoreux, R.C.H.A., and is called Eva.

The water still seems to be on the rise. A few of the local wharves are underwater and it is washing over many others. The coal wharf of the locomotive works is under water, and the company is losing quite a little fuel as a result.

The schooner Clara Youell, frequently in port, was built in 1872, at Port Burwell, by Youell and Co., and was the firm's first vessel built there. G.W. Youell and A. Poustic went with her on her first trip to Chicago, bringing back with them a cargo of wheat on which the freight from Chicago to Kingston was 25 cents a bushel as compared with 3 cents to 5 cents at the present day.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1908