The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1903

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p.2 Day's Episodes - John Foley, who operates the scow ferry between Howe Island and the main land, has inaugurated a telephone system, whereby he may be easily summoned by people wishing to cross. Formerly, it was a case of shout.


The steamers Omaha and Beattie cleared for Duluth.

The steamer Aletha goes right through to Belleville tomorrow.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale from Fairhaven with coal.

The steamer Spalding cleared for Conneaut to load coal for Fort William.

The sloop Clayton Belle cleared for Clayton and Cornwall with telephone poles.

The steamer Orion, from Toronto with timber, arrived at Garden Island.

Soward's wharf: schooner Fleetwing and steambarge King Ben from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Alexandria makes her first trip down next Tuesday, when she will call at Craig's wharf.

Before the week is out nearly half a million bushels of grain will have arrived at the M.T. company elevator.

Nicholas Henderson has hauled out his handsome steamyacht Sophy, and will give it a thorough overhauling, preparatory to putting it into commission.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Ralph and two consorts from Chicago with 140,000 bushels of corn. The steamer Topeka is expected tonight, with 50,000 bushels.

The Gananoque Journal is authority for the statement that the level of the St. Lawrence river is eighteen inches over high water mark last year. This will be cheering news to the masters of big freighters.

p.6 The department of marine and fisheries is about to establish a depot at Morrisburg, Ont., for the preparation and distribution of buoys.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1903