The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1899

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p.1 Opened Fire On A Gang - Buffalo, June 14th - A gang of between thirty and forty men, stevedores and freight handlers, last night climbed aboard the whaleback Samuel Mather, which was lying at the Minnesota iron ore docks, and opened fire on a gang of iron ore handlers who were working in the hold of the vessel. Between 150 and 200 shots were fired....

p.2 Deseronto, June 13th - ....The steam barge Nile has been hauled out on marine railway for slight repairs....Two large canal boats arrived here Saturday night loaded with lumber from below Ottawa.



The tug Hall leaves this evening for Prescott with four barges grain laden.

The tugs Hall and Active arrived last night with six light barges from Montreal.

The schooner Maggie L. from Big Island discharged 3,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator today.

Capts. Chestnut and Molther, Oswego, United States steamboat inspectors, arrived in the city last night bound westward on a tour of inspection.

The dominion government returns $7,321.18 to the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company on grain which passed through the Welland and St. Lawrence canals in 1891 and 1892, and which was transhipped at Ogdensburg.

Work is still progressing on the tug Walker. Two barges have relieved the schooner Grantham of her burden, and the tug will be jacked up until she is above water, after which she will be placed on the M.T. company's marine ways.

p.5 Her Inaugural Trip - steamer New York, Capt. Andrew Miller, makes first trip to Cape Vincent, and back by foot of Wolfe Island. (1/2 column)

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1899