The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1904

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p.2 Annual Meeting of Kingston Yacht Club - R.E. Burns elected Commodore; election of other officers; preparations for big regatta in August.

Incidents Of The Day - Chains have been placed underneath the sunken tug St. Paul, at Crawford's wharf, and the vessel was to be jacked up this afternoon.

p.5 Transportation Question - H.W. Richardson's letter to Winnipeg Telegram - costs of shipping grain through Welland, etc. (2/3 column)

p.6 The Ferry Tied Up - The car ferry Armstrong has been tied up at her dock at the foot of Isabella street since Thursday night. The year of the captain and engineer having expired last night, and as they refused to accept the terms of the company for the coming year, the boat was tied up at her slip. Capt. Kiah and Engineer Duquette have the backing of their respective unions in the matter, and yesterday the fireman was ordered ashore by his union. Capt. Lyon, president of the Transfer company, states that the steamer will resume as soon as the annual spring repairs to her have been completed. [Ogdensburg Journal]



A List Published Over Sixty Years Ago.

Stella, April 6th - To The Editor:

In looking over an old almanac published in Kingston in 1840, I found this list of steamboats plying between Kingston and Toronto: Commodore Barrie, Capt. Patterson; William IV, Capt. Jones; St. George, Capt. Moodie; Cobourg, Capt. Sutherland.

To Oswego - Great Britain, Capt. Herchmer; Telegraph (American) Capt. Despard; Express (American) Capt. Throop.

To Prescott and Dickinson's Landing - Brockville, Capt. Lawless; Dolphin, Capt. Penny.

To Trent by Bay of Quinte - Sir James Kempt, Capt. Sheriff; Albion, Capt. Johnson.

To Bytown, by the Rideau Canal - Cataraqui, Capt. Drummond; Bytown, Capt. Hunter; Hunter, Capt. Morin; Margaret, Capt. Ballentine; Rideau, Capt. Twohy.

The steamer Kingston (Capt. Mills) ran up or down the river or bay, as required. Besides the great quantity of goods conveyed by steam there are sixty schooners trading on Lake Ontario, loading and unloading at Kingston, besides many from Lake Erie, and from the United States, and upwards of 100 barges, Durham boats and batteaux in the carrying trade between Montreal and Kingston, carrying sixty to 130 tons each.


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1904