The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1902

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p.1 Our Life Saving Stations - M.W. Stumbles, of the marine department, has just returned from a tour of inspection of buoys and life saving stations. He made the final inspection of the new life saving station at Long Point, on Lake Erie, where a coxswain and six men will be on duty permanently during the months of September, October and November in each year. At Point Pelee he inspected the plans for re-modelling the life saving station and he inspected the buoys service at Collingwood and on the Detroit River, from Windsor to Beau Blanc.



Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Montreal.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Fleetwing from Charlotte with coal.

Richardsons' wharf: schooner Queen of the Lakes from Sodus, light, to load feldspar.

The steamer Donnelly on Wednesday took the steamer Caspian's trip up the bay of Quinte.

The steambarge Owen brought a cargo of hard coal from Oswego to Crawford & Co. yesterday.

The schooner Falconer is unloading a cargo of hard coal at Swift's wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa; Corsican from Montreal tonight.

There is no busier boat on the river than the steamer New York, which is kept continually on the go. This week it handles six excursions out of Kingston, besides doing regular river work. Capt. Miller is its popular commander.

p.5 New Towing Machines - New towing machines have just been placed in position on the steamers Bannockburn and Rosemount, of the M.T. company fleet. These machines are for the purpose of taking up slack in the tow line, when rounding a point during a storm etc. The work can be done without even slackening speed, which fact means considerable to a vessel. The two above mentioned boats are the only ones coming into port which have been fitted out with the new machines.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1902