The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1904

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Craig's wharf: steamers Persia down this morning; Ocean due up tonight.

Capt. James Allen will command Senator Fulford's steamyacht this summer.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Rosedale from Fort William, 65,000 bushels of wheat.

M.T. company wharf: S.S. Fairmount and consort Melrose cleared up. The Fairmount will load coal at Cleveland.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton up last night; Spartan down today; Kingston down this morning and up this afternoon; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; schooner Acacia arrived from Charlotte with coal yesterday afternoon.

Ferry Lease Expires Today - The ferry agreement between the Wolfe Island council and the Folgers expires today. It has been renewed on the basis of so much a day. The steamer Pierrepont will continue on the ferry route until the new island boat is ready for service, which will be about the middle of August.

Incidents of the Day - The Wolfe Islanders feel pleased over the prospect of a fine set of flags for their new ferry steamer, the Thomas Fawcett. It is the invariable custom for the person after whom a boat is named to give the flags. The corporation of Kingston gave a fine set to the R. & O. steamer Kingston two years since.

p.6 Harbor Master of Belleville Dead - Daniel Collins, for 14 years harbor master; aged 68.

Went To Toronto

To See the Launching of the Fawcett.

Wolfe Island, June 21st - Thomas Fawcett, reeve, James Russell and Henry Halliday, councillors, with Andrew Stevenson, went up to Toronto on Sunday evening, to see the steamer Thomas Fawcett's launching, which took place on Monday. The Bertram company, are we learn, chartering the Pierrepont until the completion of the steamer, which will not be for three weeks. The contract called for her for the 22nd of June; on that date the lease with the Folgers expire. We learn that the landing place for our new ferry will be at Swift's dock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1904