The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1904

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The schooner Tradewind is at Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Westport, from Smith's Falls, is at Crawford's.

The schooner Voges is unloading coal from Big Sodus at Craig's wharf.

The schooner John McGee is in with slack coal from Sodus Point for the water works.

The steamer Kingston was delayed an hour and a half this morning on account of a heavy fog.

The tug Thomson and three barges, light, from Montreal, reached the M.T. Co.'s wharves today.

Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne and Ocean down and Persia up yesterday; Niagara and Waterlily down tonight.

The Barry Bros. Transportation company, that ran a line between Detroit and Cleveland last year, has been incorporated in Wisconsin.

The heaviest loss of the year for the underwriters was the sinking of the Rutland liner Prince, which hit the breakwater at Cleveland. The loss is estimated at $149,000.

Swift's wharf: yesterday, Toronto down and up; North King down and up; Corsican down last night; Rideau Queen up this morning to Ottawa; Kingston down and up.

The steamer Glengarry, lying idle at Craig's wharf for some months, was taken in tow to Montreal, by the steamer Melbourne yesterday. She will undergo extensive repairs before being placed in commission.

Enquiry is made why the steamer McKee (sic), owned by a citizen of the United States, is allowed to carry cargoes from Sodus to Kingston while Canadians and Kingstonians who pay taxes are compelled to tie up their boats in port.

Sunday Scene - A Moving Picture On A Sunday Wharf - humorous description of crowd which gathers early Sunday mornings to watch steamers arrive. (full column)

p.6 photograph of steamer Thomas Fawcett, of Wolfe Island.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1904