The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1908

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The undersigned have received instructions from the Court to offer for sale by


at their warerooms, Wellington Street West, Toronto, on Saturday, July 11th, at 11 o'clock a.m.


Now lying at Kingston where she may be seen. The said Steamer is a paddle wheel vessel, of wooden construction, with beam engines, and was built in 1899, British Register, Class A 1 1/2 in Inland Lloyds - is about 200 feet long - and has steel Keelsons and steel arch plates running fore and aft. It is well adapted for passenger and excursion business and during last season held Canadian license for 800 passengers, and has outfit and equipment complete, including electric light plant.

TERMS OF SALE: One-third cash to be paid at the time of sale, and the balance in three and six months, with 8 per cent interest secured to the satisfaction of the Liquidator.

Inspection of the Steamer may be obtained upon application to E.R.C. Clarkson & Sons, 33 Scott St., Toronto, Interim Liquidators, from whom may be also procured Conditions of Sale.

The boat will be sold subject to an upset price of $11,000.

Suckling & Co., Auctioneers.

p.8 Began Her Trips - The steamer Caspian of the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company began running today, taking the school teachers of the city on a complimentary trip down the river. The officers of the steamer are: Master, W. Bloomfield; first officer, D. Mills; second officer, G. Clapp; purser, H.W. Hare; steward, W. Bennett; chief engineer, D. Leslie; second engineer, G. Sauve. At 5 p.m. the steamer cleared for Charlotte, and, hereafter, until September 6th, the company will have daily boats to and from Charlotte and down to Alexandria Bay.


The schooner Acacia cleared from Crawford's, for Oswego.

The steamer Kenirving cleared for Rideau canal ports today.

The schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego, and will load coal for Kingston.

The steambarge John Randall cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Westport.

The steamer Wahcondah, grain-laden from Fort William, passed down on the way to Prescott.

The steambarge Hinckley arrived from Brockville, and will tow three blue barges over to Oswego.

The steamer Prince Rupert will clear, tonight, for Ashtabula, and load coal for Fort William.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Oswego, light, cleared for Oswego with three barges; steamer Bothnia arrived light from Oswego, and will be laid up until the opening of the Cornwall canal.

In The Year 1866 - The year 1866 (not 18 ) was the high water year referred to by J.D. Thompson. This was at the time the troops from Kingston were preparing to embark to get after the Fenians. Much merchandise in the warehouses near the wharves was ruined by the floods.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1908