The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1889

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p.1 Forwarders Want Protection - Forwarders along the Rideau canal route are very much dissatisfied at American vessels coming in and loading lumber and returning to Ottawa with shipments of coal to the detriment of Canadian bottoms. Several schooners are tied up at Kingston and Canadian boats at Ottawa have nothing to do. Ald. Swift, the noted shipper of Kingston, and Ottawa forwarders besides, are getting up a petition to the government, praying for protection for themselves, as they are being discounted right along by these American boats.


The str. St. Magnus coaled at Swift's this morning and proceeded to Chicago.

The strs. Corsican from Toronto, and the Passport from Montreal, called at Swift's last night.

Arrivals: schrs. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, 220 tons coal; Annandale, Charlotte, 350 tons coal; Julia, Oswego, 250 tons coal.

The steamer Norseman thoroughly maintained her reputation as safe and comfortable in the recent trip to St. Catharines with the 14th P.W.O. rifles. Col. Smith has written Mr. Gildersleeve expressing the appreciation of the regiment with the accommodation afforded and thanking him for the courtesy shown by Capt. Dunlop and his officers. It is not an easy matter to provide comfortable meals for three days for three hundred persons with the limited facilities of a lake steamer, and too much praise cannot be given to A.W. Stevenson, the steward, assisted by Thomas Caufield, for having so successfully provided for the wants of so many guests.

Down The St. Lawrence - (part) - In making the six daily trips on the str. St. Lawrence between Clayton and Alexandria Bay, and making the necessary stops, Capt. Estes rings the engineer's bell 1,152 times. Oftentimes the number even exceeds that.

The view of the St. Lawrence river by electric light is indescribable and a great novelty. The light on the str. St. Lawrence is 12,000 candle power and similar to the flash lights used on the southern rivers. The light is under the supervision of Capt. E. Beaupre.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1889