The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1899

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The steamer New York will be laid up after next week.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will run on the Cape Vincent route during the fall.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooners Laura D., Maggie L. and sloop Minnie from bay ports with grain.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal this afternoon with four light barges, and cleared again for the same place with four barges, grain laden.

A marine man stated this morning that the harbor was very quiet this season as regards grain vessels. He claims that this year not one half of the grain has come this way as last.

It will be some days before William Lesslie, of the Collins Bay rafting company,

will be able to leave for Newfoundland to raise the S.S. Scottish King, sunk off St. John's. One of the tugs is in the government dry dock receiving some very necessary repairs.


Argyle Libelled.

When the steamer Argyle arrived from Sodus at Charlotte on Tuesday night at eleven o'clock deputy United States marshal Burns seized the craft on a claim made by the New York Central railroad company for $275 for wharfage. Former deputy marshal D.J. Scholl was placed in charge of the steamer as shipping master until the matter could be adjusted.

Capt. George O'Brien immediately held a conference with several representatives of the company at Charlotte, and it was soon decided to pay over to the United States officials enough money to satisfy the demand. This was accordingly done, and the staunch steamer with 300 passengers was soon speeding on her way to Toronto.

Instead of allowing the boat to be held the navigation company paid over to the marshal the sum demanded to await the decision of the United States district court. The company also deposited the amount of $250 as security for the costs of the proceeding. The hearing will take place at Utica before judge Coxe, September 26th.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Called at Craig's wharf today: steamer Alexandria from Montreal; steamer Lake Michigan from Hamilton; steambarge Waterlily from Montreal to Picton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1899