The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1904

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Craig's wharf: steamer Niagara down.

The schooner Acacia cleared today for Charlotte.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with two light barges.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Anglin's wharf.

The steamer Castanet will run excursions to Kingston on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from river points.

Swift's wharf: steamer North King down and up; steamer Toronto, down and up; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Granger from Wolfe Island with oats; schooner Maggie L. from bay ports with barley; schooner Metzner cleared for Cobourg.

The steamer Aletha, which was to have carried an excursion from this city to Picton at nine o'clock this morning, did not leave until twelve o'clock, owing to a broken wheel. Repairs were made in Davis' drydock.

p.5 Deckhand Drowned - Daniel Wilbur of Clayton, after throwing off the stern line rope, attempted to jump from the steamboat wharf at Thousand Island Park, to the steamer Islander, fell in water; Capt. Howard Gould and Purser George W. Johnson were unable to save him.


The following are the articles of agreement entered into by members of a crew shipping on a Canadian vessel, under the Seaman's Act of 1873:

The several persons whose names are hereto subscribed, hereby agree to serve on board the said ship in the several capacities expressed against their respective names on a vogage from, etc. ***

And the said crew agree to conduct themselves in an orderly, faithful, honest and sober manner, and to be at all times diligent in their respective duties, and to be obedient to the lawful commands of the said master, or of any person who shall lawfully succeed him, and of their superior officers, in everything relating to the said ship, and the stores and cargo thereof, whether on board, in boats, or on shore; in consideration of which services to be duly performed, the said master hereby agrees to pay to the said crew as wages the sums against their names respectively expressed, and to supply them with provisions according to the usual custom. And it is hereby agreed that any embezzlement of wilful or negligent destruction, of any part of the ship's cargo or stores shall be made good to the owner out of the wages of the person guilty of the same. And if any person enters himself as qualified for a duty which he proves incompetent to perform, his wages shall be reduced in proportion to his incompetency.

p.6 He Has Retired - B.W. Folger has resigned his position as manager of the Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation company.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1904