The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Today colored waiters were hired on the steamers St. Lawrence and Empire State.



The sloop Pilot is in from bay ports at Richardson & Sons dock, with barley.

The prop Ocean will probably be on her route again in the course of three weeks.

A barge of soft coal came up from Montreal yesterday for the M.T. Co.'s own use.

The schr. Fabiola arrived in today from Oswego with a cargo of coal for R. Crawford.

When the city council meets in September a resolution will be passed memoralizing the government to reduce the fees at the dry-dock.

The Folger Bros. have only 31 shares of the Alexandria Bay steamboat company. There are 300 shares, mostly owned by Watertown capitalists.

Mathew and John Davis are delivering the steamyachts Bonita to E. Worthington, Toronto, and Iris to A.W. Fearman, Hamilton. Both yachts go into service on Muskoka Lake.

The Watertown Times says another way of dodging the Canadian navigation laws was recently illustrated at Ogdensburg. The str. Island Wanderer arrived there with an excursion party of about 300 persons from Iroquois, and was bound for Brockville to celebrate. As the Canadian laws forbid an American boat from carrying passengers from one Canadian port to another, the steamer tied up at the dock, the passengers all got off and returning at once on board the lines were cast off, and the happy party went on their way rejoicing.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1894