The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jul 1904

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - Capt. J.H. Scott, of the steamer Persia, has had to write to the Prescott paper to defend his boat against prejudicial remarks of the agent there for the R. & O. Navigation company. He deals that company several hard knocks. Suppresion of talk would be the benefit of the rival interests.


Crawford's wharf: sloop Echo from Trenton with wood.

The schooner Acacia is unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge John Milne and schooner Maggie L., from down the river with grain.

The steamer New York is off the M.T. company marine railway, after receiving repairs for the past week.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up yesterday; Niagara down from Picton; steambarge Waterlily from Montreal; steamyacht Niagara in from Clayton; steamer Persia up tonight.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consort Minnedosa cleared for Fort William, light; tug Thomson from Charlotte and Oswego with coal laden barges; tug Glide up with three light barges.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down and up yesterday; North King down and up; Aletha to Gananoque; Rideau Queen to Jones' Falls this morning; Toronto down and up today; Columbia up last night; Rideau King from Ottawa.


Councillor Spoor Deserves The Thanks of Wolfe Island Council.

St. Lawrence, June 29th - To The Editor:

In looking through the columns of the Whig, I see where the municipal council of Wolfe Island sent a delegation to Toronto and Ottawa to interview the government regarding obtaining a grant for the new ferry, for which the township has received nothing, and the trip cost the ratepayers $90; and the council was so well pleased with the results, that they lost no time in passing a resolution of thanks for the results of the deputation's labors. Then again we see where the township received from the county council the sum of $300 by the heroic work of R.J. Spoor, without one dollar's cost to the township, and I have watched, but fail to see any such resolution of gratitude toward Mr. Spoor. Now give honor where honor is due.


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jul 1904