The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1903

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p.2 Big Strike At Ogdensburg - Engineers of the Canadian Pacific car and passenger transfer steamers, at Ogdensburg, N.Y., have struck for a union scale of wages. All American boats were ordered tied up by the company. This stopped all ferries between Morristown, Brockville, Ogdensburg and Prescott except one passenger ferry carrying United States mail, which work is done by a Canadian boat. The Marine Engineer's Union is sustaining the strikers.


Swift's wharf: schooner Suffel from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Maggie L. returned light from Prescott.

Anglin's wharf: schooner Two Brothers from Oswego with coal.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind, coal laden, from Oswego.

The damage to the schooner Acacia at Oswego will amount to $100.

The tug Mary B. Hall brought the steamer Hecla from Ogdensburg to enter the government drydock for repairs.

The steamer Stephenson, after receiving repairs in the government dry-dock, cleared for Ogdensburg in tow of the steamer Seymour.

The Calvin company's new barge, building on Garden Island, will be ready for launching in about three weeks. She will at once go into commission.

Very little grain, from Bay of Quinte ports, will be received at Richardsons' elevator this month. The elevator space is being reserved at present for a large amount of western grain.

The steamer America will take the Cape Vincent route on Wednesday, the steamer New Island Wanderer going on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route till the Islander is ready for service.


.....The late Capt. Miller was born in Germany, 58 years ago, but was brought with his parents to the United States in the forties, when a mere child. His parents settled at Cape Vincent, and there he lived for many years. At an early age he took to the water, and did scowing. His first steamboat experience was with Capt. Hinckley on the old steamer Pierrepont. Then he was on the boats of the Chamberlain Northern Transportation line, running from Cape Vincent to Chicago.

Early in the seventies he entered the employment of the Folgers at Kingston, and was with them ever since. His first command here was the steamer Pierrepont, which he retained for many years. Then he took charge of the steamer Islander, and later the steamers Empire State, New Island Wanderer and finally the New York, which he ran for the past two or three years....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1903