The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1903

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p.2 Coal Heavers Want Charter - want to leave Longshoremen's Union and have a union of their own.


The S.S. Rosemount is expected to clear for upper lakes ports on Thursday.

The Welland canal will open on Friday, April 10th. The wind has driven the ice off the Lake Erie shore.

All the crews are at work on the M.T. company's fleet of boats, preparing them for the opening of navigation.

The schooner Two Brothers (Capt. Patterson) was the first vessel to bring hard coal here this spring. She arrived last night from Oswego with a cargo for James Mallen & Co.

p.5 The Anchor Recovered - Monday afternoon a diver, under the direction of John Donnelly, recovered the anchor lost last autumn by the schooner Annandale. It will be remembered that the Annandale's anchor became fouled in the suction pipe, and the captain decided to cut the chain and allow the anchor to remain on bottom until such time as a diver could recover it. Very little trouble was experienced in bringing it to the surface. At the same time the diver made an examination of the pipe in the vicinity where the anchor fouled it. A bolt holding together a band over one of the joints was found broken, but this would not result in allowing the joint to leak. A new bolt will likely be ordered placed on the joint by the waterworks committee.

p.8 Marine Trade - 150 men involved in marine trade at Ottawa to try to get rid of canal tolls, inspection fees, etc.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1903