The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1903

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p.1 Buffalo Steamer Burned - Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 28th - The steamer Meriden, awaiting repairs at Gilmore's dry dock was partially destroyed by fire on Saturday night. Loss about $7,000. The Meriden is a wooden steamer of about 849 tons and was built in 1881. It was owned by Capt. Ryan of Buffalo.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Fairhaven.

The schooner Sophia Luff, from Charlotte with coal, is at the penitentiary wharf.

The steamer Toronto makes two more trips (Tuesday and Thursday) before going into winter quarters.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Plunkett from lake ports and steambarge King Ben from Cobourg with grain.

Craig's wharf: on Sunday steamers Cuba and Ocean down; Persia up; steamer Alexandria due down tonight.

The schooner Metzler, from Toledo, is discharging coal at Booth's wharf. She is a trim little three masted schooner, and is bound for the Gulf of Mexico to trade there.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto and North King down on Sunday. This morning the steamer Corsican cleared for Montreal and the Rideau King for Ottawa.

The schooner Lizzie Metzler, coal laden from Toledo, is at the wharf of Booth & Co. After discharging here the schooner will clear east, bound for the Gulf of Mexico, looking for trade.

The steamer America is in Davis' drydock for slight repairs. She takes the New York excursionists to Cape Vincent next week, and on Thanksgiving morning, the 15th, carried the civic and university excursion down the river.

p.5 To Pass Bylaw - At tonight's session of the city council a by-law will be submitted for its final reading, granting exemption to the M.T. company for a term of years. The by-law was submitted to the ratepayers in 1897, and received their sanction, but it was not to be put into execution until the expiration of the agreement then existing between the city and company. The understanding expired on June 30th last, and now council is asked to bring the agreement into force.

p.6 Old Landmark - Wolfe Island's Oldest Inhabitant Died - Morey Spoor was involved in salmon fishery at Pigeon Island in 1840's; built wharves at Clayton in 1850, Cape Vincent in 1851, and in 1852 built new wharves at Morton distillery and original King street breakwater, between Knitting Mill and Grove Inn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1903