The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1904

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p.1 Gill Nets Seized - Port Stanley, Ont., May 12th - Capt. Dunn, of the Dominion government cruiser Petrel seized 118 gill nets being illegally used in Canadian waters in Lake Erie. The nets were confiscated and sold.



Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean up.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

The steamer Chicora was to clear for Toronto this afternoon.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Laura D. and Maggie L. from bay ports with grain.

Anglin's wharf: schooner Two Brothers, Oswego, with coal; sloop Volunteer with cargo of lumber.

M.T. company wharf: schooner Metzner from Consecon with barley; tug Thomson from Fairhaven with two coal-laden barges and cleared for Charlotte with one light barge; tug Glide cleared with two laden barges for Montreal.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Bothnia went into the government drydock this morning for repairs.

The steamer Chicora left today for her trial trip. She made a very fine sight as she steamed out of the harbor resplendent in a fresh coat of paint and with a new set of flags flying from her mast-heads. Capt. Clapp was on the bridge, Benjamin Folger, Jr., manager of Niagara Navigation company, and Capt. Hinckley also being on board. The boat will touch at Cape Vincent and take on a supply of coal there. She will then return to Kingston, leaving here on Saturday for Toronto.

p.8 It Was Burned - C.P.R. elevator at Fort William, capacity 750,000 bushels; - built 1888; steamers Newmount and Neebing had to be moved for protection.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1904