The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1913

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The steamers Rosedale and Iroquois passed up.

The schooner Maize cleared for Oswego.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Meaford from Fort William is discharging grain; steamer Canadian, grain-laden from Fort William is due to arrive tonight; the steamer Glenmount, grain-laden from Fort William, passed on her way to Montreal.

H.E. Phillip, of the department of railways and canals, was above the government steamer Loretta, which coaled at Swift's and cleared up the Rideau on Wednesday. He is inspecting.

The steamers Kingston and Caspian were down and up on Wednesday.

The steamer Rideau Queen is due down from Ottawa Wednesday evening.

The steamer Mapleton passed up on Wednesday morning.

Navigation through Hartwell's locks, on the Rideau canal, was completely tied up from Friday morning until yesterday owing to a gap in the locks which allowed the water to pour through, preventing any rise. Boats each way were held up until this morning, causing a general inconvenience and delay of traffic.


The steamer Geronia, which formerly belonged to Hepburn Bros. of Picton, and which is now managed by the Norecross company of Toronto, cleared from the wharves of the Kingston Shipbuilding company for Toronto on Wednesday morning. The Geronia has been in town for about 6 weeks. A new boiler has been installed as an auxiliary to the present ones, and the steamer has been fitted up. The new one is a Roberts Water Two boiler, manufactured at Red Bank, N.J. and put in under the supervision of T.P. Thompson, the government boiler inspector of this district. Mr. Thompson went to Toronto with the Geronia. It is estimated that up to date the steamer has cost upwards of a quarter of a million dollars. She was finished at Collingwood last year and is now considered one of the finest on these waters, built largely for passenger stateroom accommodation. She was run on the Picton-Quebec route last season.

When the Geronia reaches Toronto it is understood that she will make a trip back to Picton, and that some of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company's officials will be aboard. It will later be decided what lake and river route she will be placed on. There has been talk of the Geronia running between Montreal and Quebec and again between Toronto and Montreal.

p.5 All Are Uniformed - The travellers on the boats of the Thousand Island Steamboat company for the last few days have been surprised when they saw all the officers appearing in the regular uniform of the Richelieu & Ontario company. From the captains down to the petty officer, all are nicely uniformed. This is only one of the many changes that the new management has instituted since it started operations.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1913