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

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p.1 Removed The Wreck - Detroit, Mich., Aug. 4th - The Reid Wrecking company, of Sarnia, has removed the last of the steamer Minnesota, which was burned and sunk in St. Clair river, last October, and since that time has been an obstruction to navigation. The Minnesota was near the head of Russell Island.

p.2 Long Journey - gasoline launch Palmetto started at New York in November, went to Florida, then through Gulf of Mexico to Mississippi River, north to Illinois River and Chicago drainage canal to Lake Michigan, then down great lakes to Toronto and now Kingston.


Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean and Michigan up.

The steamer Westport cleared for Smith's Falls today.

The schooner Acacia is unloading soft coal at Swift's from Charlotte.

The tug Emerson and four barges, light, from Montreal, are at the M.T. company's wharf.

The steamer Jessie Bain, of the White Squadron, made the trip to Gananoque last evening, returning this morning.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Caspian down and up; Rideau Queen up last night, down this morning; Corsican up tonight.

p.6 Picton, Aug. 3rd - Sloop Gull came in Tuesday with lumber for Lake & Killip, clearing Wednesday. The steamer Armenia took the morning trip of the Deseronto Tuesday. The steamer Varuna brought an excursion from Belleville to Picton

p.8 The City Should Act - A prominent Wolfe Islander who came to the city this morning on the steamer Tom Fawcett remarked that in his opinion the new ferry is a success in every way. She carried a load of about twenty tons of cheese and a full complement of passengers on this morning's trip. He said that the next step to be taken in the matter was for the city to supply a suitable landing place for the ferry. The present wharf is entirely too small to accommodate the amount of freight handled and were it not for the skill displayed by the captain great difficulty would be met with in making a landing.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1904