The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1903

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p.2 Dock Fight On - Folger-Visger Controversy Not Yet Ended - in Thousand Islands.



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

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

The steamers Denver and Pueblo cleared for upper lake ports.

The steamers D.D. Calvin clears from Garden Island tonight for Toronto to load timber.

The schooner Falconer (Capt. Ackerman) cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for Portsmouth.

The people of Oswego are jubilant over the announcement of the abolition of tolls on the Welland and other canals. It means wealth to them and a boon to the shipping interests.

M.T. company elevator: from Chicago the steamers Charles Beathe, 56,800 bushels of corn; Omaha, 50,800 bushels of corn; Charles Spalding, 65,360 bushels of corn.

The steamer Prentice and consorts left Chicago on Friday for Kingston with corn. This long trip of a lumber tow indicates the slight demand now existing for lumber cargoes. For wheat 2 cents was bid on a cargo for Buffalo. Freight prices are very low out of Chicago.

During the past two days 220,000 bushels of corn has come from Chicago to the M.T. company elevator here. Mr. Henderson states that this is only the beginning of quite a movement of United States vessels this way as a result of the freeing of Canadian canals from tolls.

The steamer Rideau King starts on May 4th. Her officers this season will be: Captain Edward Fleming; mate, William Scott; first engineer, Thomas Simmonds; second engineer, William Waffle; purser E. Lawrence. It will be June 15th before the steamer Rideau Queen begins her season's trips. Her officers will be: Captain William Fleming; mate, Luke Depencier; first engineer, Thomas Simmonds (sic); second engineer, George Shannon; purser, George Eaikens.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1903