The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1910

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Steamer Plummer passed down yesterday.

Government boat Scout is in the Kingston drydock.

Schooner Katie Eccles, Picton to Oswego, ran in here yesterday for protection.

Richardson's wharf: schooner Lydon clears today for Charlotte with feldspar.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston and Caspian down and up; steamers Britannic up last night.

The Calvin steamer Prince Rupert is due to arrive at Deseronto tonight, from Marquette, Mich. with iron ore.

M.T. Co. wharf: tug Emerson came up this afternoon with two light barges from Montreal and cleared for Montreal with four grain barges; steamer Fairmount due on Monday to unload 70,000 bushels wheat from Duluth.

Folger's wharf: steamer Alexandria up last night; steamer Aberdeen unloading package freight; steamer America up today from Alexandria Bay with excursionists and took local excursion down this afternoon; steamer Pierrepont on the Cape route.

Captain Kendall, of the steamer St. Lawrence, has written a congratulatory letter to Capt. Kendall, of the Montrose, who came into recent prominence of the capture of Dr. Crippen. The two captains are distant relatives, though the local Capt. Kendall has not seen the trans-Atlantic captain in the last fifteen years.

The records of the Folger line just compiled for July show a business ahead of last year, indicating a generally prosperous season for the island region. The steamer St. Lawrence is away ahead of her business of a year ago, both in number of passengers carried and number fed by Steward Ford. On July 22nd the receipts of the boat were about $700 above last year at that date.

Took Big Drop In A Night.

Steamboat men along the river are commenting upon a rather singular occurrence of a night ago, when the water in the St. Lawrence dropped fully ten inches in a night. Such occurrences are rare and follow some heavy gale on the great lakes, which, blowing away from the direction of the river, sucks the water in large volumes from that source.

Low water has prevailed on the St. Lawrence since spring. The water records just received for July show that there is eight inches less than the corresponding time a year ago.

p.6 Kingston Yachts For Cape - for regatta at Cape Vincent.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1910