The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1903

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Richardson Bros. of Kingston are meeting vindictive opposition in their feldspar mining operations in Bedford township. Last spring their ore pile was undermined and precipitated into the lake. Last Saturday night some persons broke into their powder house, stole dualin and with it blew up their tug working on Thirty Island Lake. It was an utterly unprovoked outrage, since the Richardsons are generous employers and make no enemies because of any fault of theirs. They are doing new mining work and spreading a deal of money for labor every month. The whole of North Frontenac is injured by the wanton destruction. The attorney general has been asked to send a provincial detective to the scene at once. The Messrs. Richardson will pay a reward for information. ( use "Back Lakes" for search)


Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton due up tonight.

Crawford's wharf: steambarge Westport from Westport with wood.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge King Ben cleared for Montreal with grain.

The schooner Jamieson, from bay ports, is unloading barley at the malt house.

M.T. company elevator: the schooner Katie Eccles from Colborne, with 9,000 bushels of rye.

Thomas Donnelly, grain inspector, reports that the S.S. Westmount, with 70,000 bushels of wheat, the barge Melrose, with 50,000 bushels of wheat, and the barge Selkirk, with 50,000 bushels of wheat, or 170,000 bushels in all, were discharged by the Montreal Transportation company in this port in exactly eight and one half hours, from the beginning until the last pound of grain had been discharged occupied just ten and one half hours, but two hours of this was used up in shifting the vessels.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - H.W. Richardson went out to his Bedford mines this afternoon to investigate the blowing up of his steam yacht.

p.8 Pith of the News - C.A. MacDonald, at the request of stockholders, has resigned the presidency of the Ship Owners Dry Dock company, Chicago, following his arrest on a charge of forgery.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1903