The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1904

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p.2 America Held - Refused Permission to Land Here - two years ago the minister of customs gave orders that no excursion boats should land at Canadian ports on Sunday; rigidly enforced at Kingston but not down river.

He Talked Truth - Benjamin Folger, known as King Ben, president of steamboat line. [Brockville Recorder]



Booth's wharf: schooner Voges from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Rutherford is at Rockwood wharf with coal.

The steamyacht Cherokee was at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Alexandria makes her first trip to Quebec tonight.

The schooner Marianette cleared from Rockwood wharf for Syracuse. (sic)

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge John Milne from Gananoque with grain.

Craig's wharf: yesterday, steamers Persia from Montreal; Ocean from Hamilton; Melbourne from Toledo.

Today the R. & O.N. company commenced to run a daily steamer from Kingston to Montreal for the summer.

The schooner Acacia cleared from Swift's wharf this morning to the malt house to unload the balance of her cargo of coal.

Swift's wharf: yesterday, steamers North King down and up; Kingston down and up; Spartan up; Today - steamers Corsican down; Rideau Queen to Ottawa.

The last crib in the breakwater extension at Cape Vincent was sunk Wednesday. The work is being rapidly rushed and when 1,100 feet is fully done in concrete, the Cape Vincent people claim that they will have the best harbor of refuge on Lake Ontario.

In order to escape a collision with the steamer Russia and barge Oneonta, the captain of the steamer Turret Crown ran his boat full speed into an unoccupied dock at Port Huron. A large amount of damage was done, but if the Crown had run into either of the boats she would have cut them in two.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1904