The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1903

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Craig's wharf: government tug Stanley from Ottawa.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Myles cleared for Fort William.

One of the largest loads carried on any Canadian steamer is the cargo which the Montreal Transportation company's S.S. Westmount has loaded at Fort William for Goderich. She has 154,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Caspian from Charlotte; Spartan from Montreal tonight; Rideau Queen from Smith's Falls this evening; Rideau King cleared for Smith's Falls; schooner Suffel from Charlotte with coal.

The Donnelly Wrecking company is still at work on the sunken elevator in St. Mary's rapids, east of Montreal. The wreckers have succeeded in placing two chains beneath the craft, and it is only a matter of a short time before the elevator will be afloat again.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Turret Cape cleared for Fort William; S.S. Rosemount and consorts from Fort William with 190,000 bushels of grain; tug Thomson from Oswego with one light barge; tugs Bronson, Hall and Glide up with seven light barges.

Gasoline yachts carrying passengers without government inspection still continue to create discussion down the river. A marine inspector says that gasoline yachts, if brought under government inspection, would not be the dangerous things they now are. Steam is dangerous if not carefully handled, but it becomes safe by restrictions and precautions. So with gasoline. When gasoline boats are properly equipped the danger will be greatly lessened. As this type of boat is on the increase, it behooves the marine department to take action and make the inspection law to cover it.

On Survey Trip - government steamer Scout down river to check buoys and places needing to be dredged.

Message Found - in bottle floating at Deseronto supposedly from Bannockburn, which was lost on Lake Superior. [Deseronto Tribune]

p.4 News of World - The steamer White Star, running between Toronto and Oakville, was destroyed by fire at her dock in Toronto early this morning.

p.8 It Will Be Appealed - Henry Folger, president of the Thousand Island Steamboat company will appeal decision giving Visgers the right to use wharves at Alexandria Bay.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1903