The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1902

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p.1 A $100 Fine Imposed - Capt. J.A. Roys, owner of the steamers Aletha and Rival, appeared before Magistrate Duff this morning at his residence, on Princess street, where he is slightly indisposed. Capt. Roys was charged by Rev. Mr. McKee, Smithfield, with carrying more passengers on the Rival than the law allowed, with not sufficiently manning her and with running outside his district. The magistrate inflicted a fine of $100 and costs.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto and Spartan down; Rideau King from Ottawa.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarges Owen from Wellington; Kenirving from West Point.

Knapp's roller boat has been converted into a tubular one, and now looks like a whaleback. The steamer made a successful ran from Ogdensburg to Brockville yesterday. Mr. Knapp says his boat will carry 800 tons on 12 feet draught, and can be built for$12,000, whereas boats of old time models, to do the same service, would cost $100,000.

The most terrific storm experienced on Lake Ontario this season visited Charlotte Wednesday, blowing yachts ashore, pounding boathouses and piers to pieces, and doing hundreds of dollars worth of damage. The big lake tug Proctor from Ogdensburg with two barges in two endeavoured to make the harbor for six hours before she succeeded in getting behind the piers. It looked as if the tug and tow would be swamped, and at one time the life-saving crew launched their boat to go to their rescue.

Drowned At Charlotte - Albert Ostrander, South Bay, was drowned off the schooner Queen of the Lakes at Charlotte on Thursday. The body has not been recovered. The young man was the son of Capt. Ostrander, owner of the vessel. The latter suffered an unfortunate accident at Toronto recently, having several ribs broken by the falling of a boom.

To Lay Up at Toronto - The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company want to lay their steamer up at Toronto, instead of sending her to Kingston. They inquired of the property committee of the Toronto city council "if you will grant us permission to let her lie at the city wharf, and if such privilege be granted, would there be any charge for it.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1902