The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1902

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Craig's wharf: steamyacht Nokomis from Alexandria Bay.

The steambarge Clinton and consort cleared today for Port Colborne.

The steambarge John Milne passed here, en route from Smith's Falls to Oswego.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa; schooner Falconer cleared for Oswego.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Katie Eccles, Colborne, rye; schooner Laura D., West Point, rye.

Affects Lake Steamers - Rochester, N.Y., May 20th - The effects of the coal strike are being felt seriously by the steamship captains on Lake Ontario, the situation becoming more critical hourly, and many lake sailors say that unless the strike is broken in a few days steam transportation on the lakes will be practically at a standstill. There are a large number of steamers, many of which never before have put into this port, now lying in Charlotte harbor waiting to be coaled. The coal supply at Oswego is exhausted, and the chutes of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railway company are all boarded and nailed up in readiness for a long strike. The statement is made that the coal supply at Charlotte is practically exhausted.

Accident Reported - captain Vanalstine of steambarge Clinton hurt unloading timber at Garden Island.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1902