The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1901

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Crawford's wharf: Schooner Tradewind cleared for Deseronto.

M.T. company wharf: Tug Thomson cleared for Oswego and Charlotte with three light barges.

Richardsons' elevator: Steamer Myles, from Fort William, with 40,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's wharf: Steamers Toronto from Toronto; Spartan from Montreal; Rideau King from Ottawa.

Craig's wharf: Steamer Alexandria, Olcott to Quebec; steambarge Waterlily from Picton; steamer Cuba down.

Was A Wolfe Island Boy - Capt. James Barry, the well-known tugman and harbor master of Chicago, who died on Friday, Sept. 20th, was formerly a resident of Wolfe Island. He and his five brothers were doing a large business there with tugs. They are all well-known on the island, where they occasionally visited. Many friends will hear of his death with profound regret. Capt. Barry held a very lucrative but responsible position as harbor master in the windy city, and was known by all the marine men on the great lakes.



Capt. Donnelly's Remarks on Canadian Shipbuilding.

At the launching at Hamilton on Saturday afternoon, of the M.T. company's new steel barge Hamilton, Capt. Donnelly, Kingston, was one of the speakers. He said that there was room in Canada for lots of ship-building if people would only look to themselves and not trust to luck to help them. What the industry needed was some encouragement from the government, and if it got that it would assuredly become second to none in the world. He had a great appreciation for Hon. Mr. Tarte's utterances regarding ship-building. The curse of the trade in this country was that foreigners built ships in the United States and brought them into Canada without paying a cent of duty. Mr. Tarte at Montreal was reported to have said that he would not allow United States bottoms to be brought into Canada in this way. It might take longer for Canada to get enough of her own boats to do her own carrying trade, but he preferred to wait. Mr. Tarte had repeated that sentiment at Collingwood, when the Huronic was launched. He admired Mr. Tarte for all this, but it must be remembered that these remarks were made from the platform and not at Ottawa. We were too used to being fed on platform platitudes, and it was time some of them were turned into legislation.

Capt. Gaskin was also called on, and made a witty speech.

Affairs of the Hour - Two Ogdensburg men, Peter Leduke and Joseph Houligan, sailors on the steamer Hudson, were drowned on Lake Superior. They went down with all on board.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1901