The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1902

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Richardsons' elevator: sloop Granger from Picton.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, from Charlotte.

Most of the steamers lying in the harbor will be inspected this week.

The M.T. company barge Kildonan is in the government dry dock for repairs.

The sloop Idlewild, from Howe Island, is unloading sand for city purposes.

Last evening the steamer Pierrepont towed the schooner Suffel out beyond Nine Mile Point, as there was no wind.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa; schooner Suffel cleared for Oswego to load coal for Hamilton.

The schooneer Queen of the Lakes crossed to Garden Island today, to receive a new foremast. Then she clears for Pelee Island.

The steamer Bothnia, which came to the government dry dock for slight repairs after going ashore on Carleton Island, cleared today for Montreal, with a coal cargo.

The steamer New York, on the M.T. company marine railway, is receiving thorough repairs, and when completed will be one of the sturdiest vessels in the harbor.


Capt. DeWitte admits having to pay $16 to the longshoremen's union before he could have his vessel discharged here, but he holds that he has been made to pay a fine which he innocently contracted. He has never refused to engage union labor, wherever possible, and he tried to do so in Oswego. He tells the story: "Last fall I loaded lumber at Trenton for the Standard Oil company. On arrival at Oswego, N.Y., in the early morning, I walked two miles to union headquarters to notify the union men that I would discharge. When the men arrived on the dock the Standard people refused to allow the men to work. I interceded, but to no avail. The result was the company discharged the cargo and I refused to further carry lumber for it. I heard nothing more about this matter until this week when on arrival here with coal I was told that the union men could not discharge me until I paid $16, a fine imposed by the Oswego union. I paid the amount, but I think it was unfair to make me. If the union had told me before I reached Oswego that I could only be discharged by non-union men I would not have taken the cargo. I had expected to have put my vessel in the dry dock here and have paid $150 or $200 in repairs but after the treatment accorded I will go elsewhere."

p.6 A Little Boy Drowned - son of Albert E. Hastings who lost life on tug Bronson, burned at Alexandria Bay 3 years ago.

The Appeal Sustained - Walkem and Walkem have been advised that the appeal of the Collins Bay wrecking company against the New York & Western railroad in the supreme court, has been sustained, overruling the decision of the court of appeal and affirming the decision of the trial judge. The amount involved is about $20,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1902