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

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Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria due up tonight.

The steamer New Island Wanderer is now on the Cape Vincent route.

The insurance on the burned steamer Empire State has been settled at $17,500.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Pilot and Granger, from bay ports with grain.

The barge Grimsby, consort of the steambarge Clinton, undergoing repairs at Trenton, is laid up here.

The new steambarge Westport was inspected here yesterday. She is a fine addition to the carrying trade around here.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down; Hamilton from Hamilton; Rideau King from and Rideau Queen to Ottawa.

The steamers New York and St. Lawrence arrived from the Thousand Islands this morning, their season's running being over.

The steamer Orion, which is about to leave for Newfoundland, will be fitted with a surface condensing plant before leaving this port.

For years there has been a very marked difference in the number of passengers allowed a steamer by the Canadian and United States marine departments. The Canadian authorities are the stricter in everything pertaining to boats. For instance the steamer America is allowed by the Canadian inspector to carry 600 passengers. Whereas the United States inspector gives her 700. Difficulties are apt to arise and in this way: When a steamer brings 700 people from the other side and lands them here, and if she is only allowed 600 by Canadian marine law, the inspector can refuse to allow any more than 600 to return. More uniformity, however, is gradually going to be made, by mutual agreement among inspectors.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Sophia Luff, coal laden from Charlotte, reached the penitentiary wharf this afternoon.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1903