The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1903

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Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton down.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria due up tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Laura D. from bay ports with oats.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson up with two light barges and cleared light for Charlotte.

The steamer America is on the Cape Vincent route. The steamer New Island Wanderer is receiving repairs to her boiler.



The Ottawa Forwarding company has given a contract for a new steel passenger and freight steamer, which will replace the steamer Olive. The new boat, which will be replaced on the Rideau route, is to be built at the canal basin next winter. The boat will be 107 feet long and cost $25,000. The contract for the new boat has been given to J. & R. Weir, Montreal. It will be first put together in Montreal and afterwards taken apart and rebuilt at Ottawa.

The new boat will run from Ottawa to Kingston. Its light draft will enable it to make headway through the canal. Work on the new boat will be started without delay in Montreal, and it will be reconstructed at the canal basin here early in the winter, making it possible to have it in readiness for the water at the opening of navigation. Hereafter all the boats built for the Ottawa Forwarding company will be constructed of steel. [Ottawa Citizen]

p.5 A Hitch Somewhere - union of sailors considered; they want a charter from the Seamen's Union of the great lakes.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1903