The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1902

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Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne and Alexandria, from Toronto.

The steamer Pierrepont was over two hours late this morning from Gananoque. The fog detained her.

The steamer Corsican, west bound, was delayed here this morning by the fog. She remained in port until about noon.

Swift's wharf: steamers Corsican from Montreal; Rideau King from Ottawa; North King from Charlotte; Kingston, down and up.

The fog this morning delayed the steamer Toronto, east bound. She did not lay over here, however, but proceeded to Prescott.

The tug Nellie Reid and barge cleared for Montreal with 175 tons of zinc ore, the first shipment from Richardson Bros.' mine in Bedford.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts cleared for Fort William; tug Thomson arrived up with four light barges, and cleared down with four grain-laden.

The steamer Kingston had difficulty in running down the harbor to Swift's wharf this morning, on account of the heavy fog. She was detained several hours before she could proceed down the river. The steamer America, however, went out through the fog.

Her Cargo Damaged - The steamer Ocean, on her trip up through the Cornwall canal on Thursday, struck bottom and injured her hull badly. She managed to reach this port, where Matthew Murphy, diver for the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company, patched up the break, allowing the steamer to proceed westward today. The Ocean is laden with a general cargo from Montreal to Toronto. A great part of the cargo was damaged.

p.5 Many New Launches - electric and naptha newly built on river.

p.6 Islander Went Ashore - The steamer Islander ran ashore down the river early this morning in the fog which prevailed. She was released before noon, and arrived this afternoon to enter Davis' dry dock to have her bottom looked over. It is thought she escaped with little more than a scraping.

Pith of the News - The wages of the employees on the Welland Canal are to be raised. They work 12 hours a day for $45 a month, night and day, and the minister of public works declared "that they were slaves to the public." It is probable that their remuneration will be raised to $65 a month during the season of navigation. Score one for Tarte.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1902