The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1908

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The steamer Wasaga cleared from Richardsons' for the west.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf last night on her up trip.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived at the Asylum, from Oswego, with coal.

The steamer City of New York will leave the government dry dock today, and load wheat at Richardsons' for Montreal.

The steambarge Navajo, now at Montreal, is undergoing repairs, and will afterwards clear for Kingston with freight.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: The steamer Westmount called last night, on her way west; the tug Mary cleared for Montreal with three grain barges.

The barge Grantham was towed up the river by the tug Benson. The Grantham was taken down when the steamer Wahcondah ran ashore several days ago.

Swift's wharf: steamer North King down and up today; steamer Belleville up today; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa this afternoon; steamer Aletha from bay points.

A high sea has been causing the captains on the schooners considerable trouble this week. The schooner Jamieson intended clearing for Charlotte last night, but was unable to do so, owing to the rough weather. The steambarge John Randall was also tied up. She will clear for Oswego to load coal for Seeley's Bay, as soon as the weather is favorable.

The steamer Rideau Queen was seven hours late in reaching Ottawa yesterday, owing to a rather extraordinary mishap. At Benton's wharf, the engines refused to work, despite all the efforts of machinists. The steam barge Anglin, awaiting repairs, was secured, but only went a short distance when it too gave out for steam. The trip was then made in relays, the Anglin going one hundred yards and then waiting until steamer could be reversed, thus making the trip a very tedious one.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1908