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

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p.2 Personal Mention - Martin Clayton has returned from Cornwall, where he has been engaged in rebuilding the scow Sand King.


Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down and up.

Soward's wharf: schooner Fleetwing from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared from the Grove Inn for Oswego.

The schooner Metzner is at Portsmouth with coal from Oswego.

Booth's wharf: schooner Voges was expected to clear for Oswego today.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts cleared for Cleveland; tug Emerson up with four light barges; tug Bronson cleared down with three laden barges.

The steamer Alexandria, on her down trip last evening, ran on the sand bar near Stella. She was so heavily loaded that considerable difficulty was experienced in floating her. She lay on the bar all night and was released early this morning by the steamer Pierrepont, no damage being done.

City Council - Communication from D. Noonan, stating that the Rideau Navigation company last year had no dividend, therefore there was no income to tax. Referred to court of revision.

p.3 Picton, June 6th - The schooner E.H. Benton (Burton ?) is in with coal. Judge Merrill's steam yacht Eunice is ready to launch. C.H. Widdifield's sailing yacht Salva has been pulled up on shore for repairs. On Saturday the steamer Argyle passed into the hands of the new company, and Monday morning she left port with a few passengers for her route along the north shore of Lake Ontario. The captain is George O'Brien, and engineer J.W. Hazlett.



Cleveland, Ohio, June 7th - The most serious break in the Great Lakes tie-up was the withdrawal of twenty or more captains from the Masters' and Pilots' Association yesterday. They will report for duty at once.

Capt. Mitchell, of the Mitchell fleet, says that he has assurances that fourteen of his captains will resign from the Master's and Pilots' Association. A like number of men are also understood to have gone back to work with the Gilchrist fleet and have been requested to withdraw from their association.

A member of the Lake Carriers' Association said tonight that they expected to have seventy boats in commission by Wednesday and some of them would be among the largest on the lakes.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - At Richardsons' wharf: steambarge Nile, light; schooner Maggie L. from bay ports with grain.


Senator Fulford and friends, of Brockville, were in the city today, on the Senator's new yacht Magedoma. This is the yacht's second appearance in Kingston since she was built at Wilmington, Delaware, in 1901. She was purchased this spring by the present owner in New York. She impressed those who saw her at Craig's wharf, this afternoon, as one of the neatest and most comfortably fitted out yachts on the river. She carries a crew of ten, and can make seventeen miles an hour without trouble. She made the ocean run from New York to Quebec in six days.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1904