The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1903

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p.1 Coal Shovellers On Strike - shovellers at the D.L. & W. coal trestle struck for $2 a day or 1 1/2 cents per ton.

The steamer Huronic, from Duluth and Port Arthur, with a cargo of grain, flour, and a good passenger list, in making the dock at the G.T.R. freight shed at Point Edward, ran aground on the shoal.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down.

Soward's wharf: schooner Fleetwing from Oswego with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Myles from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's wharf: due today, steamers Corsican from Montreal and Spartan from Hamilton; schooner Suffel clears tonight for Oswego.

In three weeks time the steambarge Simla will start for the upper lakes, and will ply between Lake Superior and Deseronto. Capt. A.H. Malone is in command, with a crew of sixteen.

Captain Macdonald, of the steamer Petrel, after thirty-eight years as a commander of a vessel has accepted a position as pilot on the St. Lawrence route, running between Montreal and Quebec.

The steamer Petrel, on her trip to Toronto with the barge Simla, did only slight damage to her steam chest and was able to take the barge into port. The Petrel will leave for Newfoundland in a few days.

The schooner Acacia, damaged by running ashore on the Main Ducks some time ago, is now in Davis & Sons' dry-dock. She is not as badly injured as at first thought, but will receive a thorough overhauling.

New Yacht For The River - launched at Alexandria Bay, 84 feet long, 11 foot beam; named the Esther C.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1903