The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1899

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The steamer Islander, of the Thousand Islands steamboat company, made during the past season 576 round trips between Clayton and Alexandria Bay, twenty-nine trips between Rockport and Alexandria Bay, four between Cape Vincent and Kingston, one trip to Gananoque and one to Sackett's Harbor, and four trips among the islands. It travelled 14,368 miles and made 8,798 landings without injury of any sort to any passenger. Capt. Charles Kendall may well feel proud of his season's work.

Business of Council - Communications considered - W.G. Gates, applying for grant of ( ) cost of pumping out old steam-boat City of Kingston. Finance committee.

p.5 To Address The Government - Capt. Gaskin addressed the city council last night regarding the request of the board of trade to have Mayor Ryan added to a deputation appointed to wait upon the government to urge the cancellation of the recent order-in-council, changing the coasting laws, giving American boats the right to carry grain between Canadian ports. Capt. Gaskin entered into a lengthy explanation of the coasting laws and the changes made, and was prepared to show that there was ample Canadian tonnage to carry all Canadian grain. Alderman Behan favored the re-establishment of the former laws, retaining the carrying trade to Canada. If this is done it will result in an increase in Canadian tonnage.

Board of Trade - A meeting of the council of the board of trade was held yesterday, when Messrs. E.J.B. Pense, John McKelvey, H.A. Calvin, George Richardson, Capt. Gaskin and mayor Ryan were named a deputation to wait upon the dominion government and act in conjunction with deputations from other boards of trade in requesting the government to cancel the recent order-in-council granting the privilege to American boats to carry grain between Canadian ports. Boards of trade throughout Canada will send deputations to Ottawa on the same mission, all to meet at the capital at the same time.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Queen of the Lakes, Toledo to Kingston, corn; schooner A.L. Andrews, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat, and steamer Bannockburn, Fort William to Kingston, wheat, are in the Welland canal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1899