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

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Richardsons' elevator: schooner Maggie L. from bay ports with grain.

The schooner Marianette, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the spile wharf.

The S.S. Westmount and consorts, from Fort William with wheat, are expected at the M.T. company elevator this evening.

Personal Mention - The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared for Sodus with feldspar from Richardsons' Bedford.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Rideau King from Smith's Falls; Hamilton from Hamilton; Rideau Queen cleared for Smith's Falls.

A Grievous Wrong.

Kingston, July 24th - To the Editor:

I desire to direct your attention to what I consider a grievous wrong. The Calvin company desired to place its big schooner Ceylon in the government graving dock here for repairs, but permission to do so was refused, the excuse being that a little bit of a government tug already occupied the dock. The two boats could have been docked together quite easily, but to this proposition the authorities would not listen; the Ceylon could not enter until the government tug was floated out. As a result the Ceylon had to go to Detroit to receive repairs, and thereby lose four days, which is quite a serious loss for the owners at this season.

I contend that the government dock here is for the convenience of the marine trade, and every consideration should be given to vessel owners, instead of driving them away and compelling them to give work to and leave money with United States workmen. It was ever thus with Kingston. It has been this spirit which has kept the city as backward as it is.


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