The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1904

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The steambarge Westport loaded coal and wheat here for canal ports.

The schooner Echo, from Trenton with wood, is at Crawford's wharf.

The S.S. Fairmount cleared for Deseronto with her cargo of iron ore.

Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean up this morning; Cuba due up tonight.

The steamer Rideau Queen brought an excursion from Alexandria Bay last evening.

The schooner Rutherford was due at Rockwood wharf today with coal from Charlotte.

The steambarge John Milne, from Smith's Falls, passed here today, en route to Fairhaven.

The barge Augustus came from Toledo in tow of the tug Emerson. It had timber for Garden Island.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Rideau Queen to Ottawa this morning; Corsican up tonight; Caspian up this afternoon.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Fairmount and consort Quebec from Fort William; tug Emerson and barge Hamilton from Fort William. The Quebec and Hamilton had 135,000 bushels of wheat for the elevator, and the Fairmount iron ore for Deseronto.

In Ottawa - Benjamin Webster Folger, connected with the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company, which tried to run a ferry to Cape Vincent on Sunday, but it was declared illegal; the custom authorities at Ottawa may be asked to decide on the issue; discrimination charged.

p.5 After Help - From Government To Build Georgian Bay canal. - deputation from Ottawa Valley.

Picton, July 13th - excursionist arrive on steamers Reindeer, Armenia, Ella Ross and Varuna. The schooner Gull is in with lumber for Lake & Killip. The schooner John McBride cleared port on Tuesday.


An object of interest to all beholders, this afternoon, at Swift's wharf, was the new government lightship Anticosti No. 15, which touched at Kingston to take on a pilot for her trip down the St. Lawrence river. The Anticosti left Toronto yesterday having just been completed at the Polson Iron Works. Her destination is the shoals at Anticosti Island, where she will be stationed as a lightship to warn vessels of the hidden shoals. Her dimensions are: Length, 110 feet; beam 30 feet, hold 14 feet; and she draws thirteen feet of water. She is built of steel throughout and is apparently capable of withstanding the heavy seas to which she will be subjected. She is provided with five anchors, three mushroom anchors, weighing seven tons, and two prong anchors for lighter purposes, and also has water ballast tanks, similar to those on the steamers Kingston and Toronto.

Her fog horn, bell and revolving searchlights are of the most popular variety, making themselves seen and heard for miles around. She carries a crew of twenty, under the command of Captain Morgan, Toronto, a veteran sailor, who is widely known all along the great lakes. The lightship is stationed during the summer on the Anticosti shoals and during the winter on the Halifax coast.

p.8 Inspected the New York - Messrs. Moulther and Chestnut, United States steamboat inspectors, have inspected the steamer New York, and report her to be in sound condition. Her hull material is of the very best. The New York is now ready for the summer's work.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Acacia arrived from Fairhaven this afternoon with coal for Swift's.

The schooner Clara Youell arrived, light, this afternoon from Deseronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1904