The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1909

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p.1 Pith of the News - Capt. David F. Edwards, aged ninety, for half a century builder of lake vessels, died on Friday at the home of his son, at Toledo, Ohio.


The People's Line


(Capt. Hammond)

The Scenic Route to Gananoque, leaving Kingston daily, (Sunday excepted) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Calling north side of Howe Island. Steamer open for Picnics and Private Parties. For information apply to Purser on board Steamer.



The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego Friday night.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's on Friday night.

The schooner Ford River is loading feldspar at Richardsons' for Charlotte.

The schooner Suffel cleared for Oswego, today, after unloading coal at Crawford's.

The steamer Ramona is on the Kingston foundry marine railway to be widened four feet. It is expected she will be ready for use down the river before July 15th.

M.T. Co.: steamer Rosemount and consort Quebec cleared for Montreal; tug Bartlett from Charlotte with one coal barge; tug Emerson (Emmerson ?) for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Bartlett for Oswego.

The break in the lock at Black Rapids on the Rideau has not yet been repaired, and the steamer Rideau King can get only as far as Smith's Falls. Although the break occurred about the first of April, the work of repair began only two weeks ago.

Swift's: steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Dundurn up Sunday; steamer Corona of the Canadian freight line, from Montreal today, loaded two carloads of cotton; steamer North King cleared for Charlotte on her first trip, Friday night; steam barge Mary Louise from Rideau points with slabs; schooner Cornelia due today with coal from Oswego.

North King Sets Sail.

The steamer North King cleared at an early hour Saturday morning for Charlotte, N.Y., and leaves there this evening for Bay of Quinte and Thousand Island ports, calling at Kingston en route. The King has undergone extensive overhauling during the past winter and is looking spick and span, and is bound to maintain the enviable reputation which is hers. She is officered as follows: Master, John Jarrell; first officer, F. Jarrell; second officer, G. Harrison; chief engineer, C. McWilliams; second engineer, S. Murray; purser, S.E. Thompson; chief steward, "Joe" Tilton; steward, W.E. Bennett.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1909