The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Mar 1904

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Port Huron, Mich., March 21st - Some weeks ago, when diver Reid, of Sarnia, was looking for the body of a man drowned in attempting to cross the river at St. Clair, he came across the hull of a small schooner on the bottom of the river, abreast of Courtright, Ont. Marine men know of no vessel that foundered in the vicinity, and a writer in the Sarnia Observer advances the theory that the hull may be that of the Griffin, in which La Salle sailed to the head of navigation on his exploration trip up the lakes in 1679. The boat was lost in attempting to make the return journey and was never heard of afterwards.

p.2 A Gift To Harry - H.H. Gildersleeve is leaving Kingston to become manager of the Northern Navigation Co.; a gathering presented him with a gold chronometer, appropriate speeches, etc.

March 22, 1904

p.2 Old Time Boats - a list of names recalled by Capt. R.H. McKay, the ancient mariner, born in Kingston 82 years ago. (most repeated from earlier columns, some are wrong)

May Have To Tie Up - Some Kingston sailors have received notice from western boat owners that owing to the hinted great increase in wages and poor prospects of freight business, they will probably be compelled to tie their craft up for the season.

p.5 Steamboat Changes - The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company intends placing the steamers Bohemian and Columbian, which connect at Prescott with the steamers Toronto and Kingston, and run the rapids to Montreal, in charge of the present pilots, who will be captains, in order to reduce expenses. These boats have been in charge of Capts. Dunlop and Hinckley, of Kingston. The latter is retiring from steamboating, after a long and distinguished career. Capt. Dunlop will likely be transferred to the Hamilton-Montreal line.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Mar 1904