The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1903

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Martin Clayton, ship carpenter, who spent the greater part of the winter at Farran's Point, near Cornwall, superintending the construction of a large tug for the Canadian Construction company, has completed the work and the boat was launched successfully on May 26th. She is a beautiful style and design and the workmanship is pronounced of a superior quality and greatly admired by all marine men. We congratulate Mr. Clayton on his successful work, but it is only such as his numerous Kingston friends would expect of him, where he has always been one of the leading men at his trade for the best part of his life. The tug was christened by Mrs. William Daly, who gracefully performed her part and named the tug the Walker. Capt. Thomas Connors, of Kingston, has been appointed captain of the new steamer. [Canadian Freeman]

City Property - .....Regarding the communication of Thomas Fawcett, reeve of Wolfe Island, asking the city to grant the island council a landing place for their proposed ferry boat, it was decided on motion of Alderman Hoag that the applicants be requested to send a deputation to confer with the committee, regarding the location of the desired landing.


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

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge King Ben cleared for Montreal with corn.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Pueblo, from Chicago, with 51,000 bushels of corn; steamer Turret Court from Fort William, with 100,000 bushels of wheat.

p.5 To Release Turret Steamer - The Donnelly Wrecking company's steamer left last night for the Soulanges canal to release a large turret steamer which is in troube there.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1903