The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1904

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Demands of Masters and Pilots Will Be Resisted.

Cleveland, Ohio, May 17th - At a meeting of the local vessel owners, it was decided to issue a general call for a meeting of all members of the Lake Carriers' Association, to be held next Thursday, to take united action in regard to the deadlock existing between the Lake Carriers' Association and the Masters' and Pilots' Association. A strong sentiment prevailed among those attending the conference in favor of continued resistance to the demand of the masters and pilots.



Swift's wharf: steamers Spartan due up; Corsican down.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, with coal, is at Anglin's wharf.

The steamer America went on the Cape Vincent route this afternoon. The steamer New Island Wanderer is being painted, preparatory to leaving for her route among the Thousand Islands.

William Gokey, Brooklyn, is here to superintend the Calvin fittings of his handsome steamyacht just about completed at Davis' shipyard. Mr. Gokey is in the marine business himself, and has had a yacht built that will give him every convenience and service during his summer sojourn on Wolfe Island with his family.

Notice is given in the Canadian Gazette that on the opening of navigation this year the illuminant in the following lighthouses in this section of the River St. Lawrence will be changed from petroleum to acetylene and the lights will be unwatched, but in other respects the lights will be unchanged: Lindan Island, Gananoque Narrows, Jackstraw Shoal, Spectacle Shoal, Red Horse Rock, Burnt Island.

Senator Fulford's new yacht is expected to arrive at Brockville some time during the first week in June. She will leave New York on Monday next, and will come by way of the Atlantic coast and Gulf of St. Lawrence, fully ten days or more being required to make the trip. Capt. Donnelly, Kingston, is in New York overseeing the work of fitting up the steamer and will accompany her on her voyage. The name of the yacht has been changed from Canraide (sic - Cangarda ?) to Magedoma, a combination of the Christian names of Mr. and Mrs. Fulford and family.

As To Lights - that should be carried on crafts - per Chapter 79, Revised Statutes of Canada. (1/2 column)

p.5 Incidents Of The Day - The steambarge King Ben is on the marine railway at the Kingston Foundry receiving extensive repairs.

The steamer America, which made her first trip of the season this afternoon, is in command of Capt. Bongard. She steamed up the harbor with all her flags flying.

The wreck of the str. White Star is still lying at the Grand Trunk wharf. The tug Mary which had her in tow is having some repairs made to her boilers at the Kingston foundry.

Picton, May 16th - The schooner A. Falconer is unloading coal for Hughes. The A. Minnes is in the harbor, having brought in coal for A.W. Hepburn. The Lone Star unloaded lumber at Hepburn's wharf on Monday. The schooner W.J. Suffell unloaded coal for Lake & Kelly last week. She is now loading potatoes for Powers. The Alexandria left port this afternoon, two hours late, heavily laden with freight. The work of fitting out the Argyle is rapidly progressing.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1904