The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1904

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p.1 Disabled In Mid Lake - Port Dalhousie, May 31st - The steamer Garden City became disabled about fifteen miles from Port Dalhousie yesterday afternoon. Part of the crew rowed here in one of the life boats. The tug Alert has gone out to tow the vessel in. The passengers are all safe. The vessel has reached Toronto.



The steamer Hamilton is expected up from Montreal this evening on her first trip.

The steamer Bohemian will connect with the steamer Kingston at Prescott for the next two weeks.

The barge Toledo arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning with a quantity of damaged grain which will be kiln-dried.

p.5 Inspection of Gasoline Yachts - Capt. Wessels was here today from Gananoque regarding the inspection of his gasoline yacht which he uses in carrying passengers. There has existed for a long time a feeling against licensing gasoline yachts to carry passengers, but this is gradually diminishing. A gasoline engine carefully built has been proved to be of no more danger than one driven by steam. The inspection of the boats is carefully done. Capt. Wessels has been for a long time fighting to get the marine department to license gasoline vessels.

Steamers Violating Law - It has been reported to Kingston marine officials that United States steamers are coasting between Brockville and Cornwall and also carrying more passengers than the Canadian law allows. The United States marine laws are more lax than the Canadian and allow boats to carry from fifteen to twenty per cent more passengers. The matter will be fully inquired into. Customs officers are responsible for the violations.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1904