The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1900

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The schooner Idlewild cleared for Bath with lumber.

The sloop Madcap, from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Arabian lightened 18,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company elevator yesterday and cleared for Montreal.

The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal last night with four light barges, and cleared to-day with four, grain laden.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Two Brothers, Oswego, is at Anglin & Son's wharf, discharging coal.

The steambarge Richards and tow, grain-laden, cleared from Mooer's elevator this afternoon for Montreal.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf on Thursday: steamers Cuba, from Montreal; Lake Michigan, from Hamilton, and Ocean from Montreal.

p.8 The Steamer In Trouble - Rochester, N.Y., May 25th - excursion steamer Cambria on trip from Toronto to Rochester had new engines heat up.

A Veteran Captain Dead - Captain William Rees died at his home in Clayton, N.Y., on Monday, aged seventy-five years. He was the first to take a load of wheat out of Chicago after waiting three weeks for the cargo to be hauled to the vessel by teams over the prairie. He also carried the first load of railroad iron to Toledo from Quebec for use in the construction of the first railroad built in Ohio. He carried the first cargo of stone used in the construction of the first lock at Sault Ste. Marie, and was part owner of the propellors Island Belle and F.S. Faxton. He has been president of the village of Clayton and served in the council many years. He was also railroad commissioner and vice-president of the First National Bank at the time of his death.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1900