The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1897

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p.1 Wind Wafts - The schooner Grantham arrived from Ogdensburg yesterday with the Donnelly wrecking company's outfit on board.


Henry Folger's Plans.

Henry Folger, president of the American line, interviewed in Toronto, as to the outlook in the steamboat business for next season, said: "There will surely be a daily line from Clayton to Montreal in connection with the Vanderbilt system, and a better service than has ever been known on the River St. Lawrence, and the strong probability is that the service will be extended through to Quebec and Saguenay."

Fire, Water and Light - civic committee of city council discussing lighting of dry dock -


Alderman Minnes informed the committee that the board of trade had promised the minister of public works to do everything possible to have the dock lighted at the city's expense in consideration of a reduction in the docking fees. If such was the case, Ald. Richardson said, the committee was in duty bound to carry out the promise of the board of trade. However, he suggested that as information had been received of the government paying for the lighting of other docks, the committee report that the Kingston dock should also be so favored. The suggestion was adopted.

Regarding the refusal of the department of marine and fisheries to pay a portion of the bill for lighting the clock in the tower of the city buildings, Ald. Allen said premier Laurier had promised the accustomed support would be continued....

Ald. Richardson thought it would be wise to communicate with the department touching the matter. The city hall clock saves the government the cost of erecting and maintaining a lighthouse. Ald. Bell pointed out that while the range lights are seen from the lake, they are of no service to mariners who ply the river. To these men the city hall clock is of the greatest value.


The tug Walker, with three barges, coal laden, arrived from Oswego yesterday.

The tug Jessie Hall, from Montreal with three light barges, reached here last evening.

The Algonquin arrived from Fort William last evening with 75,000 bushels of wheat.

The tugs Walker and Jessie Hall departed for Montreal today with eight barges grain laden.

The sloop Monitor, from Cressy, discharged 1,350 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator today.

The propeller Bannockburn, with consorts Dunmore and Selkirk, cleared for Fort William yesterday.

The steamer John Milne arrived at Swift's wharf this morning with passengers and freight from Ottawa.

John Donnelly, jr., returned home yesterday, having successfully raised the schooner Jennie Matthews and placed her on the Ogdensburg marine ways. It was a remarkable wrecking feat.

Cape Vincent harbor is to be improved. General Wilson, chief of the engineers, has asked for $75,000 for the purpose. Oswego wants $70,000, and $60,000 is asked for removing shoals near Ogdensburg.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 22nd - down: steamers Miles, Cleveland to Prescott, iron; Frost, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Haze, Buffalo to Ogdensburg, general cargo; schooner Singapore, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 22nd - down: steamer Algonquin, Fort William to Prescott, wheat; steamer Myles, Cleveland to Prescott, iron; steamer J.S. Parsons, Detroit to Cape Vincent, wheat.


Reduced The Fine.

Detroit, Oct. 23rd - A Washington special says Gen. Spaulding today did a gracious thing in the interest of his Canadian neighbors. Some time ago the Canadian steamer Tepiakan was libelled for $3,000 for coming into and leaving an American lake port without entry or clearance. The fine was based upon the contravention of a very important statute. On its face there seemed to be no way for the owners of the vessel to escape payment. Upon their appeal, however, the matter was referred to the collector at Port Huron for investigation, and on his report that the action on the part of the officer of the vessel was not taken for the purpose of perpetrating any fraud upon the government but was the result of an unforseen emergency. General Spaulding today ordered the fine reduced to the nominal sum of $100.

Snips - The Glad Tidings unloaded a cargo of brick today at the Grove Inn dock.

John Cherry, mate of the steamer Passport for this season piloted the schooner Grantham to Brockville and on her return.

E. Taylor, engineer of the steamer Spartan, has returned from Sorel.

The steamer Hamilton on her way to Montreal and Corsican en route for Hamilton touched here last night. The fall traffic in freight keeps up well.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1897