The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1902

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Which Struck Canadian Schooner On St. Clair River.

Detroit, June 5th - The steamer Admiral, now at Cleveland, was the steel freighter which collided with and sank the Canadian schooner Gleniffer, in the American channel at St. Clair flats on Monday night. The Admiral is in command of Capt. John Ivors, of Detroit. Hugh McMillan, of this city, is her manager and owner. The sunken schooner lies in the channel about 100 feet from American bank, and is somewhat of a menace to navigation.



Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

Folger's wharf: schooner Katie Eccles, from Charlotte, with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Van Straubenzie, from Pelee Island, with corn.

Swift's wharf: steamer Algerian expexted from Montreal tonight; schooner Falconer cleared for Charlotte.

On account of the coal strike across the border, owners of schooners at this port are forced to remain idle.

M.T. company elevator: tug Glide arrived from Montreal with three light barges; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three barges grain-laden.

Bravo, Capt. Batten! - for taking Montreal through rapids.[Brockville Times]

Purchased A Yacht - Viator bought by H.S. Folger for use with Thousand Island Steamboat Company; 42 feet long, 36 h.p.

p.6 Sailed Out of Kingston - Capt. B.F. Rounds died at Benton Harbor, Mich., at age of 77; sailed on Lady of the Lake between Cape Vincent and Kingston in 1842.

American Tax On Vessels - Ottawa, June 5th - An inspection fee of $5 and a tonnage tax of 8 cents a ton is being collected on Canadian vessels entering U.S. lake ports, although no such tax is charged by Canada except in the case of vessels entering seaports. Numerous complaints have been received at the marine department, and the minister is now giving his attention to this subject.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1902