The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1904

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Craig's wharf: steamer Lake Michigan down.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Rutherford, from Oswego, with coal.

The M.T. company barge Hector is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Echo, from bay ports with grain.

Soward's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Fleetwing, from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Voges is to clear this evening from Booth's wharf for Charlotte.

The steamer Bothnia is now owned by the M.T. company, which purchased it from the Pennsylvania Coal company.

The first raft of timber from Garden Island this season is to leave tonight for Quebec. Foreman Amie Guerin will be in charge.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa this evening; schooner Acacia expected from Oswego, coal laden, tomorrow.

The tug Dauntless, with two coal laden barges, arrived from Fairhaven, and will clear for Montreal for the Canada Atlantic Railway company.

The barges of the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding company, leased by the Canada Atlantic Railway company, left Portsmouth today for Coteau.

The steamer Advance, purchased by the M.T. company, will shortly be brought to Kingston to be repaired. She was partially burned up west last fall.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson, from Charlotte with two coal laden barges and cleared back with two light barges; tug Glide cleared with four laden barges for Montreal.

Hereafter all yachts used for public service must undergo government inspection. The old rule exempted vessels under three tons. Private yachts of under three tons will still be exempt. The new regulation will affect many gasoline yachts carrying passengers in Canadian waters, and against which there has been much protest down the river.

The steamer Arctic is the latest addition to the fleet of the Deseronto Navigation company, and takes the place of the steamer Nile between Deseronto and Thousand Island ports. She is ninety-six feet long, with a beam nineteen feet three inches. Her depth of hold is nine feet three inches, clear. She will carry about 100,000 feet of lumber. Her deck is clear of all obstruction, thus allowing room for a large deck load. The pilot house is high, and placed aft, giving the man at the wheel a clear lookout. There is a comfortable dining room on the main deck below the wheel-house. The sleeping quarters of the crew are ample. The Arctic was brought down from Toronto last week, and after some minor repairs were attended to she sailed Wednesday evening on her first trip. Capt. Daley has command. The steamer Nile has been purchased by Kingston parties.

At Wiarton, Ont., the tug W.E. Gladston was burned to the water's edge on Saturday.

p.6 Secured The Bread Contract - R.H. Toye has been awarded the contract to supply bread to the R. & O. N. company's boats this season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1904