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

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The steamer New York will be placed on the M.T. company marine railway for repairs.

The tug Emerson passed here with a Standard Oil company barge, en route for Port Dalhousie.

Craig's wharf: steamer Cuba from Montreal this morning; steamer Alexandria up this morning.

Swift's wharf: steamer Corsican up; steamer Kingston down and up; steamer Hamilton down this afternoon.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind from Oswego with coal; schooner Rutherford cleared for Oswego light.

The steamer New Island Wanderer is receiving the remainder of paint, and the steamer America is on the Cape Vincent route.

The schooner Sophia J. Luff, which has unloaded 600 tons of coal at Rockwood hospital, the supply being the first instalment of Capt. Crawford's contract for the institution, cleared yesterday for Little Sodus.

The S.S. Fairmount and consort Quebec, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator today. The Quebec has 65,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. The Fairmount has iron ore for Deseronto, where she cleared after leaving the Quebec here.

Capt. Hudson takes charge of the steamer St. Lawrence which leaves tomorrow to begin its summer route among the Thousand Islands. The captain has been for some years on the steamer New Island Wanderer, which will now be in charge of Capt. Brown.

The Sunday and Monday afternoon trips to the Thousand Islands and the Friday trip to Ogdensburg from Brockville have been cancelled. In their stead the different steamers of the line will make special trips, announcement of which will be made from time to time.

p.4 Picton Pointers - June 16th - The schooner A. Minnes is at Hepburn's wharf with coal; schooner Lone Star with lumber. The schooner Gull cleared port, having brought in lumber for Lake & Killip....The steambarge Aberdeen with tow barge Rob Roy arrived in port this afternoon.

p.5 Death of Patrick Hurley - a well known mariner, having been captain on different vessels sailing out of St. Catharines, lately a night-watchman at Swift's wharf.



Asked For The Deepening Of The Wolfe Island Canal.

The executive committee of the Dominion Marine Association interviewed the minister of marine, Hon. Mr. Prefontaine, at Ottawa on Thursday. The Kingston men present were C.F. Gildersleeve, Capt. Gaskin, H.W. Richardson, H.S. Folger and F. King. The meeting was with reference to two bills just introduced, providing for the appointments of harbor at Port Arthur and Fort William, to control the harbor and with power to tax every vessel entering up to one cent a ton of its registered tonnage. Such a thing would be a dangerous thing to impose, in view of the fact that Fort William and Port Arthur are in competition with Duluth and Chicago which ports are perfectly free. The minister of marine said he believed the proposed tax would not be in the public interest, and it was likely that the bills will be dropped.

Mr. King got the Marine Association executive interested in the Wolfe Island canal deepening, and it waited upon Hon. Mr. Emmerson, minister of railways and canals, to ask that the old island canal be opened up for traffic between Cape Vincent and Kingston. Hon. Mr. Harty introduced the deputation and supported its asking. Mr. Emmerson promised to give the matter careful consideration.

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