The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1903

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The steamer Columbia is expected up tomorrow to take the place of the Kingston.

Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean west this morning; steamer Antelope from Gananoque; steamyacht Margaret, Alexandria Bay, yesterday, returning this morning.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: tug Thomson from Montreal with three barges, clearing again for Oswego with two barges; tug Bronson up with one barge and cleared again for Montreal with two.

Swift's wharf: steamer Caspian down and up; steamer Toronto, down and up; schooner Suffel cleared for Oswego to load coal; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning; steamer Rideau King up tonight; steamer Corsican up tonight.

The Final Race - details of last race between Strathcona and Irondequoit at Toronto.

p.2 Day's Episodes - The damaged piece of machinery on the steamer Kingston was sent to Toronto yesterday for repair, and will likely be back tonight, when repairs will at once proceed.

p.8 Lifted The Cup - Irondequoit of Rochester, won the final yacht race at Toronto - details.

Columbian In Port - The steamer Columbian reached port this morning to take the run of the steamer Kingston tomorrow. Passengers bound east will be sent down by train from Toronto, board the Columbian here, and will be taken direct to Montreal.

Coming To Kingston - list of boats and owners of Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club coming to Kingston.


Rout Captain and Crew - Capture Vessel.

Chicago, Aug. 13th - For five hours yesterday thirty longshoremen held possession of the steamer Kalkaska at South Chicago, defying the police to remove them and demanding their pay after removing a cargo of lumber from the steamer. The enraged workers kept Capt. Grunderson locked in his cabin and drove the mate of the steamer to a prison in the vessel's hold.

At last, with a crowd numbering thousands on wharves and bridges in the vicinity, a truce was effected and Capt. Gunderson, under protection of the police, was removed from the steamer and taken before United States Commissioner Henderson. The commissioner instructed the captain to yield to the demands of the dock workers. The men were paid and retired from the ship, which at once steamed out of harbor, bound for Duluth.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1903