Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jun 1901
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Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Laura D. and Echo from bay ports.

The steamer New York last Monday commenced to make her regular trips at Buffalo.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa; steamer Algerian arrives from Montreal tonight.

The steamer Jessie Bain came out of the government dry dock last night, and is now ready for the survey on the St. Lawrence.

On Monday the steamer Jessie Bain will go into commission again on the survey of the St. Lawrence, between Kingston and Prescott. Capt. Haines Valleyfield will act as pilot.

The steamer America runs an excursion from Gananoque to Clayton tomorrow evening. The steamer Pierrepont takes the America's Cape route, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts Melrose and Selkirk from Duluth with 175,000 bushels of wheat; tug Hall from Montreal with three barges, and cleared again with four grain-laden barges.

The steamer Columbian arrived from Montreal last night to take the steamer Kingston's trip until the latter is ready for service. Many improvements have been made to the Columbian. W.R. Tandy, Kingston, is purser. This morning the Columbian left for Montreal, the western passengers arriving here by train.

Capt. Gaskin arrived home this morning on the S.S. Rosemount, having gone to the scene of the accident to the barge Selkirk in the Detroit river. No damage was done to the Selkirk's cargo. The extent of the injuries to the vessel is not yet known. It seems that the Selkirk collided with the steambarge Edenboro, at anchor in the river, on Friday night, and it is claimed that the steam barge did not operate the bell signals required by law.

Incidents of the Day - It was Lewis Spencer, watchman on the steamer New York, who first discovered the elevator fire at the International navigation company's wharf, foot of Ferry street, Buffalo. The steamer New York cleared from the wharf just in time to escape the devouring flames.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The tug McAuley succeeded in releasing the steambarge Wyoming of Bay City, which was on the rocks outside of Cove Island, Tobermory, Ont. The damage sustained by the barge was slight.

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20 Jun 1901
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jun 1901